• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Stephen Bottomley
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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This course provides an understanding of Australian corporate law. The course is structured to meet the admission requirements for practice as a legal practitioner in the Australian states and territories. The following topics will be covered:

  • forms of business association, including partnership;
  • incorporation and the concept of separate legal personality;
  • the corporate constitution;
  • membership of the corporation and share capital;
  • corporate contracting;
  • duties and liabilities of directors and officers;
  • basic features of the management of companies;
  • shareholders' remedies;
  • company credit and security arrangements; and
  • winding up.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Identify, explain and apply the principles of corporations law covered in the course;
  2. Identify, critique and analyse the theory and policy issues underpinning the corporate laws covered in the course;
  3. Access, use, interpret and apply complex statutory material to resolve corporate law problems and issues;
  4. Select and apply a range of approaches to written and oral communication, and apply the critical thinking required to bring about solutions to complex corporate law problems; and
  5. Plan and conduct a research project, with intellectual independence.

Other Information

This course is a prerequisite for Takeovers and Securities Industry Law and Bankruptcy and Insolvency. Corporations Law is normally taken in either third or fourth year of a combined degree.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Online quiz (15) [LO 1,3]
  2. Research essay or short film (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Final examination (50) [LO 1,3,4]

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Workload

This course involves 3 hours of lectures per week for the first three weeks of the course. From week four, there will be a two-hour lecture per week, and a one hour weekly tutorial. Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying the Bachelor of Laws (LLB, LLB(H)), have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS1204 Contracts.

Prescribed Texts

Stephen Bottomley, Kath Hall, Peta Spender and Beth Nosworthy, Contemporary Australian Corporate Law (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4110
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2224 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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