Law & Business at Sydney Law School 2015

The Program

Sydney Law School offers an innovative and internationally recognised program in law and business. If you have an interest in this area you can choose from a wide array of subjects in the fields of:

  • Corporate governance and regulation
  • Corporate finance, securities law, acquisitions, restructuring and insolvency
  • Law in practice
  • International Business Law

The aim of the program is to equip you with expertise to practise in the area of law and business in a global environment. It is ideal for lawyers and regulators who work in the corporate securities field.

The Faculty

Professor Jennifer Hill
Director, Professor Jennifer Hill

Law and business units are taught by a distinguished and experienced group of Resident, Adjunct, and International Faculty members.

The 2015 International Faculty includes:

Sydney Law School staff includes:

Adjunct Faculty members comprise a range of experts in the law and business field, including judges, barristers, solicitors and regulators. The Adjunct Faculty also includes Robert Austin, who is a Senior Legal Consultant at Minter Ellison and Challis Lecturer in Corporate Law at Sydney Law School. The Adjunct Faculty includes many of Australia's best practising lawyers.

The Course

You can undertake single subjects to gain qualifications with respect to a range of degrees and diplomas offered by Sydney Law School.

The Affiliated Courses

The Professional Plus+ Program - Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can also enrol in single subjects as part of your continuing professional development under our Professional Plus+ Program.

Single subject enrolment students are not required to undertake assignments for examinations. Discounts for single subject enrolments and discounts for group bookings are available.

The Subjects

The Fundamentals

Fundamentals of Corporate Law -

Dr Olivia Dixon

March 9, 10 & 16, 17

(introductory course for non-lawyers

Fundamentals of the Board and Directors’ Duties -

Mr Fady Aoun, Dr Olivia Dixon & Professor Jennifer Hill

March 19, 20 & 26, 27

(Introductory course for non-lawyers)

Fundamentals of Finance Law -

Professor Sheelagh McCracken

August 7, 8 & 21, 22

(Introductory course for non-lawyers, or lawyers without a financial background)

Corporate Governance and Regulation Corporate Finance, Securities Law, Acquisitions, Restructuring and Insolvency Law in Practice International Perspectives
Shareholders’ Remedies -
Adjunct Professor Elizabeth Boros (Owen Dixon West Chambers, Melbourne)
January 12, 13 & 15, 16 
Debt Financing -
Convenor: Mr. D. Scott (Ashurst)
Semester 1
Fiduciary Duties & Conflicts of Interest -
Adjunct Prof. The Hon. Justice Ashley Black, Supreme Court of NSW, et al.
January 19, 20 & 21, 22
International Business Law -
Professor Peter Gillies (Macquarie University) & Professor Gabriel Moens (Curtin University)
March 13, 14 & 27, 28
Fiduciary Duties & Conflicts of Interest -
Adjunct Prof. The Hon. Justice Ashley Black, Supreme Court of NSW, et al.
January 19, 20 & 21, 22
International Financial Transactions: Law & Practice -
Mr. Jan Job de Vries Robbé (FMO), The Netherlands
March 19, 20 & 23, 24
International Financial Transactions: Law & Practice  -
Mr. Jan Job de Vries Robbé (FMO), The Netherlands
March 19, 20 & 23, 24 
International Financial Transactions: Law & Practice -
Mr. Jan Job de Vries Robbé (FMO), The Netherlands
March 19, 20 & 23, 24
Corporate Governance -
Professor Jennifer Hill
April 7, 8 & 13, 14
Corporate Fundraising -
Convenor: Dr. Robert Austin (Minter Ellison)
Semester 2
Expert Evidence & Class Action Procedure -
Professor Peter Cashman
May 6, 13, & 20, 27
Corporate Governance -
Professor Jennifer Hill
April 7, 8 & 13, 14
Regulation Of Corporate Crime -
Dr. Olivia Dixon
April 16, 17 & 23, 24
Insolvency Law -
Professor John Stumbles
July 2, 3 & 16, 17
Law & Investment in Asia -
Associate Professor Simon Butt
May 8, 9 & 22, 23  
US Corporate Law -
Professor Jennifer Hill
May 1, 2 & 8, 9
US Corporate Law -
Professor Jennifer Hill
May 1, 2 & 8, 9
Personal Property Securities -
Professor Sheelagh McCracken
September 25, 26 & October 16, 17
Global Energy & Resources Law -
Ms Penelope Crossley
May 8, 9 & 14, 15
Law & Investment in Asia -
Associate Professor Simon Butt
May 8, 9 & 22, 23
Compliance: Theory & Practice in the Financial Services Industry -
Dr Kevin Lewis (ASX)
Semester 2
Market Manipulation & Insider Trading -
Dr Greg O’Mahoney (New  Chambers)
October 2, 3, & 10, 17
Global Oil & Gas Contracts & Issues -
Professor Owen Anderson (University of Oklahoma) & Professor John Lowe (Southern Methodist University)
May 25, 26 & 27, 28
Global Energy & Resources Law -
Ms Penelope Crossley
May 8, 9 & 14, 15 
Executive Employment -
Professor Joellen Riley
July 15, 31 & August 1, 14, 15
Cross-Border Deals -
Mr. Ronald C. Barusch (Retired Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP)
October 23, 24 & 30, 31
Executive Employment -
Professor Joellen Riley
July 15, 31 & August 1, 14, 15
International Investment Law -
Professor Chester Brown
May 13, 14 & 20, 21
Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory & Policy -
Associate Professor Ian Lee (University of Toronto)
August 6, 7 & 13, 14
Advanced Financing Techniques -
Convenor: Professor Jennifer Hill
Next on offer in 2016
Personal Property Securities -
Professor Sheelagh McCracken
September 25, 26 & October 16, 17
International Payments Law -
Professor Benjamin Geva (York University)
July 6, 7, & 8, 9
Asian Corporate Governance -
Professor (Wallace)
Wen-Yeu Wang
(National Taiwan University)
August 21, 22 & 28, 29
Equity Financing -
Convenor: Professor Jennifer Hill
Next on offer in 2016
Cross-Border Deals -
Mr. Ronald C. Barusch (Retired Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP)
October 23, 24 & 30, 31 
Comparative Corporate Taxation -
Dr Peter Harris (University of Cambridge)
August 5, 7 & 10, 11
 
Corporate Innovation and Regulation -
Professor Kent Greenfield, (Boston College Law School) & Professor Frank Partnoy (University of San Diego)
September 17, 18 & 21, 22
Takeovers & Reconstructions -
Convenor: Dr. Robert Austin (Minter Ellison)
Next on offer in 2016
  Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory & Policy -
Associate Professor Ian Lee (University of Toronto)
August 6, 7 & 13, 14
      Doing Business in Emerging Markets -
Professor Paul Stephan (University of Virginia)
August 19, 21 & 24, 25
      Asian Corporate Governance -
Professor (Wallace)
Wen-Yeu Wang
(National Taiwan University)
August 21, 22 & 28, 29
      Corporate Innovation and Regulation -
Professor Kent Greenfield, (Boston College Law School) & PProfessor Frank Partnoy (University of San Diego)
September 17, 18 & 21, 22
      Cross-Border Deals -
Mr. Ronald C. Barusch (Retired Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP)
October 23, 24 & 30, 31

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