John Orr BHumanMvSt(UQ), LLB(SCU) John is a lecturer in corporate law and Equity & Trusts at the School of Law & Justice, Southern Cross University. John has taken a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from SCU. John is a university medallist and was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award to undertake research toward a PhD to examine the lawfulness of Australian university corporations. Current Teaching John is currently a lecturer at the School of Law & Justice, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW where he is the unit assessor in the units LAW00004 - Company law, offered at an undergraduate level to non LLB students, LAW00527 - Corporations law, offered at an undergraduate level to LLB students and LAW00115 - Equity, offered at an undergraduate level to LLB students. Current Research Current research includes an analysis of law relating to higher education institutions as bodies corporate, including governance and regulation. Research Interests John’s research interests are in higher education law, corporate and insolvency law and equity & trusts and include the fiduciary principle and unreasonable remuneration of corporate directors, the quality assurance and legal liability of Australia’s transnational education arrangements, the GATS and higher education, universities and liabilities for controlled entities, insolvency issues involving Australian universities, and corporate and commercial law liabilities and issues for universities, such as the ultra vires doctrine, shadow directors and the legal rights of Australian university members.
Australian corporate universities and the Corporations Act, International Journal of Law & Education (2012)
Constraining fat cats in corporate cathedrals: neo-liberalism, corporate law and unreasonable remuneration of directors, Southern Cross University Law Review (2002)
Concerns expressed as to why some executives of large public companies become rich to such...
Conflict of interest issues in university governance, Sustainable education, schools, families and communities: education law and policy perspectives: Australia & New Zealand Education Law Association Conference (2011)
Fraud on the corporation: a power to be reckoned with, My lawyer rules: assuring legal education standards: Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference (2011)
Fraud on the University – law as a valid governance structure, Sustainable education, schools, families and communities: education law and policy perspectives: Australia & New Zealand Education Law Association Conference (2011)
What is an Australian university in 2009?, Education: a risky business: Australia & New Zealand Education Law Association Conference (2009)
Corporate governance and members’ rights at Australian public universities, Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference 2007 (2007)
Corporate members have important legal rights that are incorporated into the statutory and common law...