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LAW4171 - Corporations law 406

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Normann Witzleb


Clayton First semester 2008 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2008 (Day)


On completion of this unit students will have covered the following topics: 1) Choice of the corporate business form, formation and characteristics of a corporation; 2) The corporate constitution; 3) Corporate finance, share structure and membership; 4) Constitution and powers of the corporate organisations (board and general meeting); 5) Corporate authority; 6) Governance of the corporation; director's duties; 7) Governance of the corporation; shareholder's remedies; 8) Administration and winding up of the corporation.


On completion of this unit, students will have:

  1. knowledge and understanding of key concepts and principles of corporate law;
  2. knowledge and understanding of legislation and policy in the core 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 new situations, including those induced by electronic and communications technology and
  5. an ability to conduct independent research in corporate law and convey the results of this and the above objectives both orally and in writing.


Optional Assessment Task 1
Title: Optional research assignment of
3,200 words 40% (13 October 2008)
Optional Assessment Task 2
Title: Optional lecture presentation (10 minutes) plus written answer
(2,400 words) 40% (10%
Optional Assessment Task 3
Title: Corporate Law and Ethics Exercise 40%
Memorandum 1 (400 words): 5%
Memorandum 2 (400 words): 5%
Discussion Paper (2,400 words): 30%
Final Exam (2 hours duration
30 minutes reading and noting time) 100% or 60% if one of the optional assessment tasks has been undertaken

Contact hours

Four hours of lectures per week and one hour tutorial per fortnight.


LAW1100 OR LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104; LAW2102

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