• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
Special Topics in Government and Regulation (LAWS8590)

The Special Topic for 2015 is Comparative Corporate Governance.

This course provides a unique opportunity to learn from leading academics in Australia and the United States on comparative corporate governance. The course will commence with a discussion of global developments in corporate governance and trends towards harmonisation, and then examine Australian and US laws on: board structure, directors’ duties, shareholder rights, derivative action and continuous disclosure requirements. Students will also have an opportunity to do a group presentation on areas including corporate social responsibility (CSR), alternative models of corporate governance (including German, South East Asian, Chinese and Islamic) and accounting requirements.

This course will be taught by Dr Kath Hall and visiting Professor Milton Regan from Georgetown University. Professor Milton Regan is a world-recognised expert in Corporate Governance and will be teaching the comparative (US) aspect of this course.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed LAWS8015 Fundamentals of Government and Commercial Law or LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation (non-lawyers).


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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