Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
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|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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.
This subject offers students the opportunity to engage with current issues in tax law and policy. Tax reform is on the political agenda but the pathway to reform and the best tax law and policy choices for Australia are far from clear. Meanwhile, current tax law poses increasing challenges. Students who successfully complete the subject will have a deepened understanding of tax principle and of design and administration issues in tax law including a solid understanding of contemporary tax reform debates, and will have acquired strong critical analysis skills in tax law.
The subject will comprise nine classes, scheduled on Wednesday evenings. After Week 1 (6 pm – 8 pm), the remaining eight classes will run on specified dates from 5.30 pm – 8 pm and each will comprise the presentation and discussion of a research paper in tax by leading scholars, tax practitioners, judges and policy-makers from around Australia and internationally. Each will comprise of a class discussion among participants, before participation in a presentation and discussion of the paper by the author, coordinator and invited guests from the profession and academia.
A candidate who has successfully completed the subject should:
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Details regarding any prescribed texts will be provided prior to the commencement of the subject.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||www.law.unimelb.edu.au/subject/LAWS70088/2014|
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