• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

This course will examine the basic concepts and principles informing corporate insolvency regimes to identify and evaluate the incentives embedded in them and the goals sought to be achieved. Perspectives from other jurisdictions will be used, where relevant, to evaluate corporate insolvency processes and outcomes. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Theories and goals of corporate insolvency
  • Rescue versus liquidation
  • Incentives to initiate corporate insolvency processes
  • Director liability
  • Insolvency professionals

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Investigate and critically evaluate corporate insolvency theories and principles.
  2. Reflect critically on corporate insolvency processes.
  3. Explore and review developing issues and debates with respect to corporate insolvency and the management of corporate assets (for example cryptocurrencies).
  4. Critically analyse and assess complex information at a theoretical level to develop understanding of and problem solving skills with respect to corporate insolvency and communicate solutions to a variety of audiences.
  5. Plan and conduct legal research on practical and policy questions relating to corporate insolvency.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Contributions to online blog (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Peer review of blog posts (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Research Essay (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

  • Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 36 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
  • Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have three contact hours per week. Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.

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Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: - Bachelor of Laws (ALLB) and have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS2203 Corporations Law; or - Juris Doctor (MJD) and have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS2203/LAWS6203 Corporations Law. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LAWS8584 Corporate Insolvency.

Prescribed Texts

Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately two weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Alternately, this information will be published in the Program course list when known.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4980
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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