Semester Two 2016 – Semester Length Units

Advanced Financing Techniques (LAWS6014)

  • Gain an understanding of the commonly used commercial structures and techniques for large financings.
  • Examine the use of these structures and techniques in a range of commercial settings, such as takeovers and public/private infrastructures, and in the international context.
  • This is an advanced unit, which assumes a good general knowledge of Australian corporate law and corporate finance.

Child Sexual Abuse: Diverse Perspectives (LAWS6105)

  • Examine the socio-legal complexities of responding to child sexual abuse in society.
  • Acquire a theoretical and multidisciplinary framework for understanding and evaluating contemporary issues relevant to child sexual abuse.

Compliance: Theory & Practice in the Financial Services Industry (LAWS6264)

  • Examine in detail the legal and regulatory requirements relevant to the financial services industry, and how the risk of breaching those requirements can be managed by compliance systems.
  • Focus not only on legal theory but also on the practical day to day business issues involved with compliance.

Controlling Liability by Contract (LAWS6250)

  • Examine the doctrinal, theoretical and practical issues raised by contract risk management.
  • Study the control of liability for breach of contract and negligence.
  • Consider the operation of the relevant common law and statutory rules in the context of various types of contracts, with particular emphasis on contracts for the provision of services and sale of goods.

Criminal Liability (LAWS6034)

  • Examine the ways in which criminal liability is established, and the central factors governing liability.
  • Analyse the general principles of criminal law, constituent elements of particular offences and the definition of a range of defences from historical, theoretical and practical context perspectives, with a special focus on male violence.
  • Gain an appreciation of the tensions and perceived prejudices inherent in the criminal law and the criminal justice system.

International Law I (Group B) (LAWS6243)

  • Gain an introduction to public international law.
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of the core principles and problems of, and contemporary issues in international law.

International Law II (Group B) (LAWS6167)

  • Examine how international law is created, implemented and enforced by national legal systems and through international organisations.
  • Examine the different ways in which law's transboundary impacts can be understood by considering international, transnational, global and comparative perspectives on law-making.
  • Explore the relationship between international law and domestic law in depth, both in a comparative perspective and with particular reference to the impact of international law on Australian law and legal institutions.

Law of Tax Administration (LAWS6112)

  • Tax Administration is a study of the theoretical and practical issues that arise in the administration of the Australian tax system, concentrating primarily on the income tax.

Morals and the Analysis of Legal Doctrine (LAWS6837)

  • The unit will seek to analyse the central concepts of some of the main areas of civil law, including tort, contract and property from the perspective of a number of contemporary moral theories.

Taxation of Corporate Groups (LAWS6244)

  • Classes scheduled for every Tue and Thur (6-8) commencing Jul 26 and concluding Sep 6
  • The object of this unit is to examine the policy and practical issues that arise in the tax consolidation regime in Australia.

Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions (LAWS6892)

  • The unit will focus on the tax issues arising on the takeover or re-organisation of a corporation. Unique and complex tax issues arise for the corporation, its existing shareholders and, in the case of a takeover, its acquirer. These issues will influence the method of effecting the transaction, the method of financing it and indirectly the price paid.

Taxation of Offshore Operations (LAWS6129)

  • This unit examines Australia’s rules for taxing the income earned from offshore operations.
  • The unit examines the taxation of conducting business and holding investments offshore through foreign branches, companies, trusts, partnerships, and hybrid entities.
  • It also examines the repatriation of profits from these entities, the treatment of the cost of financing these operations and the consequences of offshore reorganisations and relocations.
  • The unit examines in detail Australia’s CFC rules, transferor trust regime, the FITO regime, thin capitalisation rules and foreign hybrid rules.