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LAW7275 - Principles of corporations law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Carmel Mulhern


City Trimester 1 2007 (Day)
City Trimester 2 2007 (Day)



  1. Introduction to the course and overview of company law
  2. Australian company law - history and regulation
  3. Comparison with other types of business association and types of company under the corporations law
Corporate personality
  1. The corporation as a separate legal entity
  2. Piercing the corporate veil
Corporate structure
  1. Corporate finance
  2. Maintenance of Capital
  3. The corporate constitution
Corporations and the outside world
  1. Corporate contracting
Corporate mortality
  1. Insolvency, voluntary administration and winding-up.


Students who successfully complete this course will have:

  1. knowledge and understanding of the formation, financing and dissolution of corporations, and the relationship between corporations and the outside world;
  2. knowledge and understanding of legislation and policy in these areas of corporate law;
  3. an ability to think critically about the impact of these concepts, principles, legislation and policy on the social and economic context in which they operate;
  4. an ability to apply these concepts, principles, legislation and policy to hypothetical fact situations;
  5. the opportunity to conduct independent research in corporate law and for the results of that research to form a substantial proportion of the assessment for the subject.


Final examination (2 hours plus 30 minutes reading time): 70%; assignment (2,500-3,000 words): 30%.

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week x 12 weeks