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Corporate Law (BLAW20001)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeBLAW20001
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

A survey of the law governing the formation, regulation, and termination of companies. This subject analyses the internal controls on company management and their effects upon outsiders, and considers the rights and remedies of those affected by companies and their controllers.

Intended learning outcomes

A student who has successfully completed the subject should have:

  • Acquired a general knowledge of the regulation of companies and the legal environment in which they operate;
  • obtained an overview of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the main case law relevant to its operation;
  • acquired specialised knowledge in key areas of corporate law of relevance to the business community; and
  • understood the roles, functions and duties of the board of directors, management and shareholders, and their relationships with other corporate stakeholders.

Eligibility and requirements


Successful completion of the below subject or equivalent:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
BLAW10001 Principles of Business Law
Semester 1
Semester 2



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



Two 30-minute online quizzes (10%) during semester;

1,000-word written essay due during semester (15%);

2-hour exam during the examination period (75%).

The due dates of the above assessment will be available to students via the LMS subject page.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorHelen Anderson
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours (one 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week)
    Total time commitment144 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

144 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    • Hanrahan, Ramsay, and Stapledon, Commercial Applications of Company Law (CCH, latest edition).
  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    If required, please contact law-admissions@unimelb.edu.au for subject coordinator approval.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 10 August 2019