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Unit description

Provides the opportunity to research and analyse relevant legislation and case law and critically examine the role played by corporate law in modern society. Key legal principles will be explored with particular reference to the development of partnership and corporate law, rights and remedies of members, internal structure and corporate governance, obligations and responsibilities of corporate officers and insolvency administrations.

Unit content

Topic 1: Agency and partnership law
Topic 2: The context of Australian corporations law
Topic 3: Corporate personality
Topic 4: Preregistration activities
Topic 5: Company dealings with outsiders
Topic 6: The company and its members
Topic 7: Director’s duties
Topic 8: Meetings
Topic 9: Accounts and audit
Topic 10: Corporate fundraising
Topic 11: Takeover regulation
Topic 12: External administrations

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of the underlying themes and issues and the key legal principles relating to partnership and corporations lawKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate the capacity to apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems in partnership and corporate law contextsIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate the capacity to apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate directed research to partnership and corporate law topicsIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4identify and comment on the policy issues which arise in various topics, including the need for law reform where the law is considered deficientIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate an ability to learn and work independently within broad parameters as defined by the assessment requirements. Included here is the capacity to find, access, manage and evaluate sources of information relevant to partnership and corporate law issuesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
6demonstrate the capacity to communicate appropriately and effectively, expressed in well-written, clear and logical language that is supported with appropriate references.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the underlying themes and issues and the key legal principles relating to partnership and corporations law
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate the capacity to apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems in partnership and corporate law contexts
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate the capacity to apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate directed research to partnership and corporate law topics
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. identify and comment on the policy issues which arise in various topics, including the need for law reform where the law is considered deficient
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate an ability to learn and work independently within broad parameters as defined by the assessment requirements. Included here is the capacity to find, access, manage and evaluate sources of information relevant to partnership and corporate law issues
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. demonstrate the capacity to communicate appropriately and effectively, expressed in well-written, clear and logical language that is supported with appropriate references.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Austin, R & Black, A, 2020, Australian Corporations Legislation 2019 – Annotated Edition, LexisNexis, Australia. ISBN: 9780409351675.
  • Austin, RP & Ramsay, IM, 2018, Ford, Austin and Ramsay's Principles of Corporations Law , 17th edn, LexisNexis, Australia. ISBN: 9780409345537.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Assessment
Essay50%
Exam: open book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Assessment
Essay50%
Exam: open book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (11 weeks)
Assessment
Essay50%
Exam: open book50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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International

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