Unit aim

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Austin & Black, 2015, Australian Corporations Legislation 2015 – Annotated Edition, LexisNexis, Australia.
  • Note you can use the 15th or 16th edn: Austin, RP & Ramsay, IM, 2014, Ford's Principles of Corporations Law , 15th edn or 16th edn, LexisNexis, Australia. ISBN: 9780409331509 or 9780409338386.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

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

Lismore

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

Online

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

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Fee information

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