Winter semester intensive unit. 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.
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.
|Unit name||Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Law
School of Law
|Discipline||School of Law|
Prof B J. Richardson
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Intensive Session Jun||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Intensive Session Jun||22/6/2015||26/6/2015||2/7/2015||12/7/2015|
* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2015: $769.00||2015: $1,486.00||090301|
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Completion of 150% of university study (ie 12 x 12.5pt units)
11 half day classes, each of 3 hours (total of 33 hours contact time, over 3 weeks, from 22 June - 12 July) and some online learning.
Class participation (20%); coursework (30%); final examination (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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