The effective and efficient governance of corporations is crucial to their success as vehicles for the creation of wealth. The course will explore the legal, regulatory, and market-based mechanisms by which corporations are governed and how governance rules and practices can contribute to superior decision making by corporate boards.

Semester long - 1 day/week
Next course:
27 July 20215 October 2021 (see all)
Dr Vicky Comino, Dr Thea Voogt
UQ St Lucia (view map)
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What you will learn

After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

1. Understand and explain the theoretical bases of corporate law affecting the structure and operation of the company and whether they permit appropriate interaction between the organs of the company, ensure good governance and protect members' interests.

2. Demonstrate an awareness of the different policy perspectives that bear upon corporate law and governance.

3. Undertake research in these areas of law with a view to resolving more complex problems or advising on the effect of further developing or reforming current principles and rules.

Who is the course designed for

Our CPD courses are available to professionals interested in contemporary legal issues.

Whether you're looking to acquire CPD points, expand your knowledge in a specific area of the law, or gain a general understanding of legal issues impacting your profession, our courses will equip you to go further in every possible future.

Style of learning

Our courses are delivered in collaborative, seminar-style teaching environments, in the award-winning Forgan Smith building.

Our CPD participants benefit from small class sizes which encourage group discussion and debate, and 1-on-1 access to industry experts and leading researchers.


This course is delivered at UQ St Lucia campus.

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Enrol as CPD

This course is part of the Masters of Laws postgraduate program.

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Upcoming sessions

27 July 2021 9:00am5 October 2021 5:00pm
Dr Vicky Comino, Dr Thea Voogt

CPD enrolment closes two weeks prior to the course start date.

No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment and your course participation cannot be used as academic credit towards a degree qualification.

Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice.

Dr Vicky Comino's main research area is corporate law, and in particular the regulation of corporate misconduct. Before commencing an academic career, she practised as a solicitor working at a top tier law firm in the fields of corporate law, leasing, commercial and residential conveyancing, strata development, securities and opinion work. Over the years, Dr Comino has worked voluntarily for Legal Aid, South Brisbane Immigration & Community Legal Service, Women's Equal Opportunity (WEO) and Justice and the Law Society (JATL) (UQ).

She has also served on numerous committees, most recently as the chair of a major Queensland Law Society accreditation committee for the accreditation of lawyers as Business Law Specialists and is on the executive of the Australian Corporate Law Teachers' Association, whose 'community' of corporate law scholars meets at least once a year in a highly regarded conference. 

Dr Thea Voogt is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law. She specialises in corporate governance and corporations law, business structure innovation, and income tax law.

Thea leverages her significant business experience in senior executive roles and her background as a chartered accountant in industry projects. She holds a Doctorate in Financial Management and Master of International Commercial Law (UQ).

Thea is an award-winning law teacher. She is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious UQ Business, Economics & Law Faculty Teaching Award. She also received the 2016 Inspired me to learn Award for Teaching Excellence in an undergraduate compulsory course, and the 2015 Award for Teaching Excellence in an undergraduate compulsory course from the UQ School of Law.