Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory and Practice

30 June 2014

Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory and Practice
Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory and Practice

Commencing 4 August 2014, this intensive course examines the social responsibilities of corporations.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory and Policy adopts 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.

Topics covered include:

  • 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.

Associate Professor Ian Lee from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, will teach the unit.

Associate Professor Lee is is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Harvard Law School.

He clerked with Justice Claire L'Heureux-Dubé of the Supreme Court of Canada and Justice Mark MacGuigan of the Federal Court of Appeal, and later served as a legal researcher with the Privy Council Office.

He practised with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in Paris and New York, before joining the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto in 2003.

His teaching and research interests are in the areas of constitutional law, corporate law and European Union law.

Professor Lee is admitted to practice in Ontario and New York.


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


  1. Class Participation (15 percent)
  2. 1 x Assignment (10 percent)
  3. 1 x 6,000 Word Essay (75percent)

Applicable degrees
If you successfully complete this subject and the assessments above, you can count it as credit toward the following degrees

  1. Master of Laws
  2. Graduate Diploma in Law
  3. Master of Global Law
  4. Master of Business Law
  5. Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law
  6. Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
You can enrol in this subject on a CPD basis. Seminars, courses and units of study offered under Sydney Law School's CPD program meet the necessary requirements of the Law Society of New South Wales, the New South Wales Bar Association and any other relevant professional organisation for their individual members. Please visit Professional Plus+ for more details.

Single Unit Study Discount
You can attend classes for this single subject and still earn continuing professional development or mandatory continuing legal education points without undertaking theassessments.

Single Unit Study (Without Assessment)

Single Unit Study (With Assessment)

How to register and apply
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Degree study
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You can also contact our postgraduate team:
T +61 2 9351 0351

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

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