The laws that inform and regulate corporate governance are dynamic. Traditional regulatory regimes include consideration of ethics, business judgment, and duties of directors. Modern issues that impact corporate governance law now require consideration of modern slavery, climate change, ethical investing, use of artificial intelligence, and transparency. This course examines the law and policy that must be considered in the governance of modern corporations.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Investigate and critically evaluate the theory, policy and principles of the law of corporate governance in Australia and in the OECD countries
- Reflect critically on factual and legal information relating to insolvency processes
- Explore and review fiduciary duties and responsibilities owed by corporate directors and officers within Australia
- Critically analyse and assess recent debates and reform initiatives in corporate governance, within Australia and in selected overseas jurisdictions
- Plan and execute a research project, incorporating legal research principles and methodologies, and applying critical analysis and application of legal principles and practice to complex issues arising in corporate governance, in Australia and globally
- Contributions to online blog (800 words x 3 blogs; 2,400 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Quiz (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- Research Essay (3,800 words) (null) [LO null]
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- Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
- Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have three contact hours per week.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
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