Corporations Law

Unit code: LLW2004 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
Online Real Time
and 6 Level 1 Law units for all Law degrees and LBLS.
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


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.

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.


For Melbourne campuses

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

Required reading

Corporate Law: Concepts, Cases and Culture,
Andrew Clarke, 2020| Oxford University Press
orporate Law Workbook,
Andrew Clarke, 2020| Oxford University Press,

As part of a course

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