The aim of this unit is to explore practical areas of Australian corporations law (including fundraising, takeovers, continuous disclosure and market misconduct) for students already familiar with principles of corporations law through BLB2119.

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BLB1114 - Legal Research Methods

BLB1101 - Australian Legal System in Context

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically review the rules and underlying policies of, corporations law in Australia at an advanced level;  
  2. Analyse relevant provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and, where applicable, common law and equity, and contrast and compare with similar statutory provisions in select overseas jurisdictions;  
  3. Provide relevant advice to clients in corporations law;  
  4. Plan and produce work which examines the Corporations Act and related legislation.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Multiple choice test 20%
Assignment Assignment (1500 words) 30%
Examination Final Exam (Open book) 2 hours with extra 30 minutes reading time. 50%

Required reading

Corporations Law in Principle 10th ed
Yogarathnam and Xynas
2017, Thomson Reuters.

Recommended text: Lipton, Herzberg and Welsh, 2016 Understanding Company Law 18th ed, Sydney, Thomson Reuters

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