Re: The Corporation - Re-Thinking, Re-Forming, Re-Imagining - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Re: The Corporation - Re-Thinking, Re-Forming, Re-Imagining

It is our great pleasure to announce that the 2022 conference of the Society of Corporate Law Academics will be hosted by the School of Law and Society, University of the Sunshine Coast. The conference will run in blended/hybrid mode, with the options for in-person or virtual participation for all sessions.  

Keynotes and registration information will be available shortly. 

In the matter of the corporation

The global need for us to live sustainability into the future, keep pace with technological development and respond to social and economic inequalities (exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic) have given rise to multiple calls to re-think, re-theorise, re-construct, re-configure, re-define, re-conceptualise, re-purpose and re-invent the corporation. These calls accompany diverse proposals: imbuing existing legal frameworks with a new emphasis on corporate virtue, ethical standards, a social licence to operate or corporate purpose; minor or major reforms of national and global legal frameworks; moving beyond existing legal frameworks and emphasising non-legal forms of norm-creation; or progressing alternatives to the shareholder-dominant corporation (co-operatives, benefit corporations, digital platforms). The emphasis of the prefix ‘re’, in each of these calls, however, encapsulates a return, a do-over, a need to perform a task again, which extends at times to a process of literally re-forming the corporate form, imagining alternative possibilities and thinking it anew.

This conference, the first under the association’s new name emphasising its commitment to leading scholarship in corporate law across Australia, New Zealand and the region, asks for papers to critically, conceptually and pragmatically engage with these calls that re-think, re-form and re-imagine the corporation. It sees the processes of thinking and re-thinking, imagining and re-imagining, the corporation and its regulation as central to the task of both reform and the corporate law scholar.

Sunday, 3 July - Tuesday, 5 july 2022


In-person or virtual participation options available for all sessions.


The conference will be hosted in blended/hybrid mode. Separate registration options will be available including full and day registration, discounted student registration and an online registration option. 

Further details and registration fees will be available soon. 

The conference will be held from Sunday, 3 July to Tuesday, 5 July 2022 availability for in-person and online attendance.

There will be a conference dinner for in-person attendees.  

The conference will be held at the USC Sunshine Coast Campus and via online.

The Sunshine Coast is a fast-growing regional area of South East Queensland approximately 1 hour north of Brisbane; Queensland’s capital and largest city.

By car

There is all day paid parking $5 at USC Sunshine Coast Campus. Please see the USC Sunshine Coast Campus map for details.

By public transport

Travel to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane can be planned on public transport through Translink, South East Queensland’s public transport provider. Destination: USC Station.

By air

You can fly directly to the Sunshine Coast. Flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Auckland are serviced by the Sunshine Coast Airport. Alternatively, you can fly into Brisbane airport. See Con-X-ion shuttle bus option from Brisbane airport to the Sunshine Coast or Sunshine Coast Airport to Mooloolaba.


Mooloolaba is a coastal suburb and tourist resort township on the Sunshine Coast, is located 97km north of Brisbane and is just a 10 minute drive to USC Sunshine Coast. There are a number of accommodation options in Mooloolaba and surrounding areas.

Mooloolaba is a 15 minute drive to the USC Sunshine Coast campus and a 15 minute drive to the Sunshine Coast airport.

Conference delegate can access Mantra Mooloolaba Beach USC rates by contacting Brenden Whittred at Campus Travel:

Tel: +61 7 3083 0266


  • One Bedroom AU$156 per night
  • One Bedroom Superior AU$171 per night
  • One Bedroom Ocean View AU$176 per night
  • Two Bedroom AU$216 per night

A booking fee of $22 applies on top of accommodation rates. Final payment will be required at checkout.