Kath Hall

Kath Hall
Australian National University | ANU · College of Law

PhD

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Publications (27)
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Cambridge Core - Corporate Law - Contemporary Australian Corporate Law - by Stephen Bottomley
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In 2008 the Australian National University College of Law commenced a program of law reform and social justice activities, a key part of which is to give law students opportunities to explore and enhance the role of law in society through study, research and social justice initiatives. Law students are encouraged to develop and run their own projec...
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Regulating lawyer dishonesty is a key focus of professional misconduct cases in most jurisdictions. And rightly so. In any legal system aimed at the just resolution of disputes between citizens, it is essential that lawyers’ words and behaviour can be relied upon by the courts, clients, other lawyers and the public. Yet research into seven years of...
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Over the last 18 months the legal profession has seen unprecedented growth in the operations of global law firms in Australia. Recent mergers between top-tier and leading Australian law firms demonstrate the importance of Asian markets and the shifts in economic power from the West to the East. For such firms there are clear market and competitive...
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The most successful economies in the twenty-first century will be those that are most strategic about when to privatise and when to opt for public ownership. The most fertile legal systems will be those that enable both strategic privatisation of the public and strategic publicisation of the private. That includes strategic privatisation of the law...
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We surveyed first-year students at the ANU College of Law on various measures of well-being, thinking styles and motivations for attending law school. We followed up our surveys with a student–faculty dialogue retreat. The results of our work confirm that, even in a law school where formal mentoring programs are in place and where resources for stu...
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Preliminary results of a pilot study of law students suggest that, during the first year of law study, students may experience changes in thinking styles, stress levels, and satisfaction with life. Although further inquiry into the cause of law student distress is necessary, the authors consider certain assumptions underlying the legal curriculum -...
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From 15 to 17 July 2010, over 150 lawyers, academics and practitioners gathered at Stanford University for the Fourth International Legal Ethics Conference. The number of participants and the breadth and quality of the presentations at this conference were clear evidence of the continuing energy and enthusiasm amongst scholars and practitioners for...
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From 15 to 17 July 2010, over 150 lawyers, academics and practitioners gathered at Stanford University for the Fourth International Legal Ethics Conference. The number of participants and the breadth and quality of the presentations at this conference were clear evidence of the continuing energy and enthusiasm amongst scholars and practitioners for...
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This chapter takes as its starting point the question of how otherwise experienced and principled lawyers can make blatantly unethical decisions. As recent research has shown, lawyers can become involved in legitimizing inhuman conduct just as they can in perpetuating accounting fraud or hiding client scandal. To an outsider looking at these circum...
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Recent research in Australia has suggested that law students are four times more likely than students in other degrees to suffer from anxiety and depression. The Brain and Mind Research Institute’s (BMRI) 2008 survey of lawyers and law students found that over 35% of the law students studied suffered from high to very high levels of psychological d...
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Former Federal Court Judge Marcus Einfeld was taken from the NSW Supreme Court into custody last Friday, after being sentenced by Justice Bruce James to a two-year non-parol period for perjury and perverting the course of justice. Whilst clearly these charges and the court's sentence are very serious, the circumstances that led up to them are almos...
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I will never believe I have done anything criminally wrong. I did what is business. If I bent any rules, who doesn't? If you are going to punish me, sweep aside the system. If I am guilty, there are many others who should be by my side in the dock.¹ Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
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This chapter provides an overview of the theory and practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). It discusses the growing need for methods other than litigation to resolve disputes, and focuses upon the growth of mediation, and to a lesser extent arbitration, in Australia. Other methods of dispute resolution are also discussed. In the context...
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A clear and accessible guide to one of the most important skills all students of law must master: the skill of understanding legislation. The authors provide an engaging overview of important aspects of the legislative process, its application and interpretation, together with examples questions and excerpts of relevant legislation. This book is sp...
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The independent director is hailed as a tool to monitor and improve corporate management and decision making. This role is premised on the belief that directors who are independent of a corporation can be faithful guardians of its interests. However, powerful group influences can sully this writes Kath Hall and Suzanne Le Mire.
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Purpose – This article aims to discuss some of the most common ways in which business decisions are affected by cognitive biases. It focuses on the individual level of decision making and discusses how biases are deeply entrenched in the way that many decisions are made. It also discusses how flaws in decision making can escalate when executives ar...
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Despite the large amount of literature that has been written over the last 30 years on the regulation of corporate misconduct, relatively little attention has been addressed to developing a detailed understanding of the human element of corporate dishonesty. Corporations are not by themselves dishonest. Their dishonesty comes from the decisions and...
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Preliminary results from our study of law student wellbeing at the Australian National University are consistent with results of studies in the US and elsewhere in Australia, suggesting that law students may begin to experience increased psychological distress, including symptoms of depression, in the first year of law school. In light of this evid...

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