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LAWS6318: Corporate Innovation and Regulation

2024 unit information

This unit will cover recent developments in innovation and the law, including disruptive technology and new business models in a range of contexts including the sharing economy, fintech, and more. The unit will also consider the role of trust, the increasing importance of politics in corporate governance, and a range of new global public law issues that have affected the role of the corporation, and the impact of technology, in society. As well as discussing cutting-edge developments in innovation, the unit will discuss challenges for the regulator in staying abreast and ahead of these fast moving changes in society. Further information about this unit is available in the Sydney Law School timetable, unit of study outline and academic staff profile

Unit details and rules

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Code LAWS6318
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify and discuss how law and regulation adapt and respond to technological innovation
  • LO2. critically evaluate different regulatory approaches to dealing with novel business models based on technological innovations
  • LO3. critically assess the role of corporate law and corporate regulation in facilitating new and emerging businesses centred on technological innovation

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2b 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2b 2022
Block mode Remote
Semester 2b 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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