Handbook

BLAW20001 Corporate Law

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Feb-2017 to 28-May-2017
Assessment Period End 23-Jun-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2017
Census Date 31-Mar-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-May-2017


Timetable can be viewed here.
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours (one 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week)
Total Time Commitment:

144 hours

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of the below subject or equivalent:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Assessment and Results Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support.

Coordinator

Prof Helen Anderson

Contact

Contact Stop 1

Subject Overview:

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

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.
Assessment:
  • 1,500-word assignment (15%);
  • Class participation (10%);
  • 2-hour exam during the examination period (75%).

The due date of the above assessment will be available to students via the Assessment Schedule on the LMS Community.

Prescribed Texts:
  • Hanrahan, Ramsay, and Stapledon, Commercial Applications of Company Law (CCH, latest edition).
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Breadth Track(s): Law - Business and Taxation Law
Law - Business and Work Law
Law - Business and Competition and Consumer Law

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