The course focuses upon the concept of sovereignty within the theoretical framework of international law. It reflects upon the historical emergence of the concept and scrutinises its connections with the notions of people, self-determination, and statehood. This initial focus is supplemented by the consideration of emerging alternative perceptions of sovereignty. Emphasis is laid upon minorities, property relations, and globalism. Within the contextual framework of these emphases, the concept of sovereignty is both deconstructed to expose its modern exclusionary tendencies and reconstructed to reveal its potential for inclusive alternatives. 

This course examines corporate law , including: regulation of companies under Corporations Act; the incorporation process and its consequences; internal regulation and dealing with outsiders; share capital, company membership and disclosure obligations; the duties and liabilities of directors and other officers of a corporation