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LAWS77-719: Comparative Corporate Governance


Comparative Corporate Governance is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject will examine the concepts of the firm, corporation and corporate group; the thematic history of corporate laws and corporate governance; the UK, Australian, New Zealand, US, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, German and European models; global themes in directors powers and duties; the 'profession' of director; global, multinational and transnational corporations; the corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,450

Learning outcomes

1. Understand, identify and explain pertinent legal issues in comparative corporate governance. 2. Apply relevant aspects of law to issues in comparative corporate governance. 3. Reflect upon, critique, analyse and evaluate relevant legal rules. 4. Communicate clearly and coherently orally and in writing. 5. Review relevant legal rules and assess their merits; analyse the law and develop themes and commentaries in comparative corporate governance.

Enrolment requirements

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Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Juris Doctor students are expected to have completed a minimum of 80 credit points of compulsory law subjects.

Restrictions: ?

Students must be admitted into a Masters law degree OR LA-43040 Doctor of Legal Science (Research) OR be an approved Law Study Abroad OR Law Exchange student.

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