Call for Abstracts

The Griffith Business School's Accounting, Finance & Economics Department and the Griffith Law School, will host the Corporate Law Teachers Association's (CLTA) annual conference in 2017.

Date: Sunday 5 February 2017 to Tuesday 7 February 2017
Location: Griffith University's Gold Coast Campus (Building G42), Parklands Drive Southport (campus map and campus visitor parking).

Conference Theme

"Companies that embrace innovation, that are agile and prepared to approach change confidently and with a sense of optimism are more competitive, more able to grow market share and more likely to increase their employment. More jobs, more growth - that is the focus of my government,"
(Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the launch of the National Innovation and Science Agenda 7th December, 2015.)

As Governments world-wide focus on innovation to drive economic growth and prosperity, the need for adequate risk management, transparency and accountability has never been greater.

The theme for the 2017 CLTA Conference is "Agile Corporate Law: CSR, Innovation & Environment". The 2017 conference theme focuses on the challenges facing corporate law in responding to an agile and innovative corporate culture, and the impact this may have on ensuring a sustainable future for society both domestically and internationally.

Apart from the conference theme, participants may also consider the following streams for their conference paper:

Our keynote speaker, Professor Sally Wheeler, Head of Law, Queen's University Belfast Ireland (previously at Birbeck & University of Leeds), will open the conference. The following day a panel of speakers will present views on "What is in need of innovation within Australian Corporate Law?"

Submissions for Abstracts

Please submit your abstracts for consideration.

Abstracts of no more than 250-400 words should be emailed to Dr. Jenny Dickfos at by 31 October, 2016.

Download the abstract template here.

Please do not include footnotes in your abstract.

Template for Papers

Please use the following format for the paper:

Fees to register:

Registrations are now open. Please register at:

Registration fees are:

Important Note: The CLTA provides the forum for discussing issues relevant to corporate law and endeavors to keep its fees to a minimum to encourage greater participation. Thus, all participants, presenters included, are expected to cover their own costs.

Best Paper Prize

The Governance Institute of Australia sponsors the Best Paper Prize. For those wishing to participate, the deadline for submission of eligible papers is Monday, 9 January 2017. See for further details on this prestigious prize.

HDR Bursary

The CLTA Executive is calling for nominations for a bursary for students enrolled in research higher degrees for the purpose of assisting them to attend and present a paper at the CLTA Conference. The nomination for the Bursary must be emailed to by 14th November 2016. The CLTA Conference Bursary Guidelines are available on the CLTA website at

Important Dates

31 October 2016 Abstract submissions close
14 November 2016 Nominations for HDR Bursary due
4 December 2016 Early Bird Registrations close
9 January 2017 Best Paper Prize submissions close
16 January 2017 All papers due
31 January 2017 All registrations close (Extended date)

For general enquiries regarding administration please contact Laura Dorn at

For enquiries regarding the conference theme, abstracts and papers contact Dr. Jenny Dickfos or Assoc Professor Therese Wilson at

Download a copy of the 2017 CLTA Program.


The Gold Coast offers an array of accommodation options however below you will find a suggested hotel. This hotel is located close to the tram line which will connect you effortlessly to the conference venue and are conveniently located close to shops and the beach:

Travelling to the Gold Coast

Gold Coast Airport

The Gold Coast Airport is located approximately 30 – 35 minutes drive from our suggested hotels and is the closest airport to the conference venue. All hotels will arrange airport transfers at an additional cost or a bus can be arranged:

Brisbane Airport

The Brisbane Airport is located approximated 1 hours drive from our suggested hotels. This journey can be completed via train: or bus:

Getting around

Car hire

Note that although most Gold Coast hotels offer free parking however, the conference venue does not. There is paid parking at the conference venue for $6 per day


Proudly sponsored by:

Oxford University Press
UNSW Business School
Governance Institute of Australia