- Code LAWS2203
- Unit Value 6 units
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify, explain and apply the principles of corporations law covered in the course;
- Identify, critique and analyse the theory and policy issues underpinning the corporate laws covered in the course;
- Access, use, interpret and apply complex statutory material to resolve corporate law problems and issues;
- 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
- Plan and conduct a research project, with intellectual independence.
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.
- Online quiz (15) [LO 1,3]
- Research essay or short film (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final examination (50) [LO 1,3,4]
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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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Bottomley, Hall, Spender and Nosworthy, Contemporary Australian Corporate Law (Cambridge Uni Press, 2021, 2nd edition)
Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
Cases and case extracts will be uploaded onto Wattle at various points in the semester as part of your weekly class preparation.
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