Courses & Units

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law LAW642

Hobart

Note:

Potential students not currently enrolled at University, or who are currently enrolled but have not completed 150 points of study should contact the Manager, Academic Administration - Law about a possible pre-requisite waiver.

Introduction

The governance of business corporations is one of the most pressing challenges for all societies. Corporations are engines of economic development and prosperity, yet also are sometimes implicated in concerns relating to human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and other ethical issues. A global movement for corporate social responsibility (CSR) has emerged in recent decades, seeking to grapple with these challenges. Focusing on relevant developments in Australia and some international examples, this course examines the philosophical underpinnings of CSR and how it is shaped by law (eg business law, environmental regulation and human rights) as well as voluntary business codes. The unit's subject-matter is explored in depth through topical case studies of sectors and issues including the food industry, the "beauty" industry, socially responsible finance and climate change. The unit is conducted through a mix of lectures, class discussions, films, role-plays, problem exercises, and other participatory activities.

Summary

Unit name Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law
Unit code LAW642
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

 Prof. Benjamin Richardson

Teaching staff  Prof. Benjamin Richardson
Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,561.00 090301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Completion of 150% of university study (ie 12 x 12.5pt units)

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

A weekly two hour lecture and a bi-weekly 1 hour tutorial

Assessment

Class participation (20%); coursework (30%); final examination (50%)

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Textbooks

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