• Examine a selection of theoretical and policy issues broadly related to the social responsibilities of corporations.
  • The unit will adopt a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, drawing on material from jurisdictions including the U.S. and Canada, as well as on methodologies and insights from law and economics and other schools of thought.


Conceptions of the corporation; the responsibility of corporate entities under the criminal law; corporate participation in the political process; corporate governance and democratic principles and corporate responsibility in respect of international human rights violations


Semester 2 Intensive
4, 5 & 11, 12 August 2014

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.


  • Class Participation (15%)
  • 1 x Assignment (10%)
  • 1 x 6,000 Word Essay (75%)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Business Law | Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law | Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law