The Department undertakes rigorous legal research of international and domestic importance. It has significant research strengths in the areas of:
- banking, consumer and commercial law
- corporate law and corporate social responsibility
- taxation law and policy
- workplace and industrial relations law, and
- comparative business law, with a particular focus on the Asian region.
The Department’s research strategy, as set out in the Research Strategic Plan 2007-2009 (doc, ~128kb), is focused upon:
- collaborative research, fostered primarily through three significant research concentrations: the Asia-Pacific Business Regulation Group, the Workplace and Corporate Law Research Group, and the Taxation Law and Policy Research Group
- external engagement, by forming research linkages with government, industry and professional bodies
- increasing the levels of external research funding, through contract research and national competitive grant applications
- attracting high quality research Doctoral/Masters by research students.