The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the corporation as a separate entity, the concept of corporate regulation and practical areas of Australian corporate law (including incorporation, the administration and management of companies, directors' duties, share capital and membership, the company constitution, company contracts, shareholder rights and remedies, dividends, company credit and security arrangements, fundraising through shares issues and by debt, and the  insolvency and winding of companies.). The unit enables students to explore, research, analyse and debate some of the significant contemporary issues in Australian corporate law, complementing the LLB course by preparing students to work in the globalised, sophisticated 21st century commercial world, whether as a commercial lawyer, a corporate lawyer or in another role where company and commercial law principles are relevant.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
LLW2004

Prerequisites

BLB1101 - Australian Legal System in Context

BLB1114 - Legal Research Methods

BLO1105 - Business Law

BLB1101 and BLB1114 OR BLO1105

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Elaborate and interpret the relevant provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and, where applicable, common law and equity;  
  2. Analyse and explain applicable policies underlying rules and principles relating to corporations and their stakeholders in a 21st century setting;  
  3. Critically review and debate complex legal problems in corporations law and recommend appropriate innovative resolutions; and  
  4. Demonstrate strong skills in legal research and writing, critical analysis, problem solving, and communication in relation to corporations law.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Online quiz 10%
Assignment Written Paper (Individual) 40%
Examination Final exam 50%

Required reading

Corporations Law: In Principle 10th edn
Yogaratnam J, and Xynas L, 2017
Thomson Reuters

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