Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Supervised research paper; no set class times |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Eligibility criteria must be satisfied and a student’s application approved before enrolment can be completed in this subject.
To be eligible to enrol in this subject, a candidate must:
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Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
For more information, contact the Melbourne Law Masters office.
The goal of Tax Law Research is to enable a candidate to complete a substantial piece of legal research and writing for a single subject credit. The legal research paper must be on a tax law or policy issue. Students will have the opportunity to define a thought-provoking and substantial tax research question in consultation with the supervisor. This subject offers the candidate an opportunity to obtain mastery of an aspect of advanced tax law and policy through in-depth research and writing in this specialist area, under the supervision of a faculty member with tax expertise. The student’s goal is to complete a work of publishable quality.
Taxation law and policy are of central importance to contemporary governments, as they face the challenge of establishing fair and effective tax laws that raise adequate revenues to fund government in a global era. This subject gives an eligible candidate the opportunity to explore an issue of tax law and policy in depth at an advanced level, under supervision of an expert with many years of experience in academic scholarship in the specialist field of taxation.
Students will complete a Tax Law Research paper on a topic chosen by the student and approved by supervisor and the Director of Tax Studies. The paper will be marked by the supervisor. There is no set class time for this subject. However, it is required that there be at least three meetings (whether face to face or by telephone) that must be initiated by the student with the supervisor:
A candidate who has successfully completed this subject will:
10,000 word research paper (100%) on a topic approved by the subject coordinator
Guidelines for Tax Law Research assessment are set out in the application form.
Semester 1: 8 July
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Visit the Melbourne Law Masters website for more information about this subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/subject/LAWS70440/2013|
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