This course introduces the legal principles relevant to business structures in Australia. Corporate law is emphasised, comprising issues such as: corporate governance (the structure and role of the board of directors, directors' duties, members' rights and shareholder meetings); corporate liability (corporate contracting, negligence issues faced by corporations); corporate finance (debt and equity financing, profit distribution and protection of creditors); and external administration (corporate insolvency, receivership, voluntary administration and winding up).
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:
- apply your knowledge to analyse and address legal issues typically encountered by Australian companies and their advisers
- understand the way the law will view a set of circumstances and why the law exists rather than only viewing a situation from a commercial viewpoint and also know how to apply this to influence and inform decision making
- identify legal issues amongst factual issues
- find current statements of case law and legislation regarding legal issues
- direct ongoing learning especially in the context of amendments to corporate law
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- News Report 10%
- Assignment 30%
- Examination 60%
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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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You will need to use the skills you have learned in Introduction to Commercial Law in reading cases and legislation and applying them to new problems using the IRAC (Issue, Rule, Application, and Conclusion) approach.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2614||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|