Adelaide Law School
Faculty of the Professions
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Dr Beth Nosworthy is a Senior Lecturer in the Adelaide Law School, researching in the areas of corporate law and equity, in particular directors' duties and fiduciary obligations. She has published on fiduciary obligations, priorities in insolvency, and directors' duties in insolvent companies, and has co-authored the text 'Contemporary Australian Corporate Law' with colleagues from the Australian National University.
Dr Nosworthy lectures in Equity and Corporate Law at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and is also the Director of the Entrepreneur and Venture Advice Clinic, a clinical legal education opportunity for fourth and final year law students offering free legal advice to entrepreneurs, new and small businesses in South Australia.
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Dr Beth Nosworthy's research is concentrated in corporate structures, corporate governance and directors' duties.
In 2013, Dr Nosworthy was awarded her PhD from the University of Adelaide, and won the Bonython Prize for best original thesis. Her thesis provided a legal analysis of directors' duties, and in particular the fiduciary obligation, under Australian corporations regulation, and whether in certain circumstances, that obligation could be owed directly to members, in addition to the company more generally. This PhD research was in funded in part through the Zelling-Gray scholarship program.
Dr Nosworthy is particularly interested in the application of corporate governance to differing corporate forms, and the specific role of the directors' duties within corporate governance more generally.
Dr Nosworthy is a co-author of the text, Contemporary Australian Corporate Law, with colleagues from the Australian National University, College of Law.
Date Position Institution name 2018 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2011 - 2017 Lecturer University of Adelaide 2008 - 2009 Writing Centre Mentor, Writing Centre for Law, CLPD University of Adelaide 2004 - 2008 Casual Seminar Leader University of Adelaide 2003 - 2004 Associate to the Honourable Justice A Vanstone Supreme Court of South Australia 2003 - 2004 Law Clerk Cowell Clarke Commercial Lawyers 2002 - 2002 Winter Clerk Arnold Bloch Liebler
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2018 Fellowship Faculty of the Professions Womens' Fellowship University of Adelaide Australia $15,000.00 2017 Teaching Award Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching (Academic Staff) 2017 University of Adelaide, Faculty of the Professions Australia $2000.00 2014 Achievement Bonython Prize University of Adelaide Australia —
Language Competency German Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2007 - 2013 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2005 - 2006 University of Oxford United Kingdom Bachelor of Civil Law 2005 Law Society of South Australia Australia Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice 1999 - 2003 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Laws with Honours 1998 - 2003 University of Adelaide Australia Diploma of Languages (German) 1998 - 2000 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Computer Science)
Year Citation 2018 Bottomley, S., Hall, K., Spender, P., & Nosworthy, B. (2018). Contemporary Australian Corporate Law. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
Year Citation 2010 Nosworthy, B. S. (2010). Directors' Fiduciary Obligations. In Australian Journal of Corporate Vol. 24 (pp. 282). University of South Australia, Adelaide.
My recent grants include:
- Faculty of the Professions, Womens' Fellowship 2018
- Faculty of the Professions, Internship Grant 2017
- Faculty of the Professions, Recorded Lecture Grants 2016 (Project Lead - Corporate Law: Key Concepts)
- Faculty of the Professions, Recorded Lecture Grants 2016 (Project team member - Equity: Key Cases)
- Faculty of the Professions, Whole-Program Blending Grant 2015/2016 (Project team member)
Undergraduate Courses Currently Taught:
LAW 3510 - Clinical Legal Education (Director, Entrepreneur and Venture Advice Clinic, 2018)
LAW 2505 - Corporate Law (Course Coordinator)
Postgraduate Courses Currently Taught:
LAW 7158 - Corporate Law: Selected Issues (Course Co-coordinator)
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Co-Supervisor Discretionary Trusts and Asset Protection - the Underlying Strength and the many Vulnerabilities Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr John Richard Goldberg 2019 Co-Supervisor An Analysis of the Use of the Australian Corporate Oppression Remedy in the Insolvency Context Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Nadia-Ruth Hess 2018 Co-Supervisor Company Takeovers and the Rights of Shareholders Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Peter John Kupniewski 2017 Co-Supervisor Critical Analysis of Euthanasia Laws in SA and Internationally and Survey of the Medical Professions Attitude Toward Euthanasia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Michaela Estelle Okninski
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