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SCOLA 2022 Conference

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

Sunday 3 July - Tuesday 5 July 2022

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.


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.

Paper and panel proposals could include consideration of:

Note: the Call for Papers is now closed.

Keynote Speakers

Sundhya Pahuja
Professor Sundhya Pahuja

Professor Sundhya Pahuja is ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Professor, and Director of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at the Melbourne Law School.

Bronwen Morgan
Professor Bronwen Morgan

Professor Bronwen Morgan is a Professor of Law at University of NSW, and co-founder of the New Economy Network of Australia. Her research explores creative ways of re-imagining the economy to respond to contemporary challenges.

Plenary Panel One

"Thinking and Re-Thinking the Best Interests of the Corporation: From Shareholder to Entity Primacy, Stakeholder Capitalism to Corporate Purpose"
Susan Watson
Professor Susan Watson

University of Auckland

Tim Connor
Dr Tim Connor

University of Newcastle

Rosemary Langford
Professor Rosemary Langford

University of Melbourne

Plenary Panel Two

“Reforming the Corporation: Past, Present and Potential Futures for Corporate and Financial Services Law Reform”
Andrew Godwin
Associate Professor Andrew Godwin

Australian Law Reform Commission
University of Melbourne

Matt Corrigan
Mr Matthew Corrigan

Australian Law Reform Commission

Elise Bant
Professor Elise Bant

University of Western Australia

Penny Crofts
Professor Penny Crofts

University of Technology Sydney

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In-Person Registration
(closed 20 June 2022)
  • HDR / Postgraduate student / Unwaged A$250
  • Early Career Researcher rate A$300
  • Full registration A$495
  • One day registration (nominate the day - Monday or Tuesday) A$250

SCOLA 2022 Conference will be held fully online if in-person attendance is not permittable due to a Queensland Health COVID-19 directive. Refunds of the balance between in-person and online registrations will be provided.

In-person registration can be converted to online registration up to 20 June 2022. After this date, registration can be converted to online registration due to a Queensland Health COVID-19 directive only. Please contact A refund of the balance between in-person and online registration will be provided.

Online registration
(register by 17 June 2022 to receive conference pack)
  • Single online rate A$160

Online registration includes a special conference pack that will be mailed out prior to the conference. Registration is available up until Thursday 30 June. To ensure pack arrives prior to conference start, please register by 17 June 2022.

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.  

In-person: USC Sunshine Coast Campus

USC Sunshine Coast campus
90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sippy Downs Queensland 4556

Online: via Zoom

Delegates will be sent information on using Zoom and all session links a few days prior to conference start.



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.

How do I get there?
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.


Where should I stay?

The Sunshine Coast is a coastal suburb located 97km north of Brisbane. There are a range of hotel, apartment, resort and AirBnB accommodation options available in Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland and Maroochydore. Each of these are approximately a 10-15minute drive to USC Sunshine Coast and approximately a 15 minute drive to the Sunshine Coast airport.

There is a special conference rate available at the Holiday Inn Express & Suite Sunshine Coast, 42 First Avenue and Fairway Drive, Maroochydore. The rate is $154 per night and is available for Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd, Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July, subject to availability.

To book and gain access to the conference rate, please use the the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sunshine Coast, SCOLA 2022 Booking link and search for the relevant dates.