Faculty of Law

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Term 2 2012 (Evening)


For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html


This unit is designed for students who have not studied Australian corporate law in a law school environment. It can be undertaken as a single unit. It also provides the necessary background for students wishing to undertake any of the other corporate law units in the LLM program, all of which are specialised and assume familiarity with Australian corporate law. The unit will begin by examining the history and development of Australian corporate law and theories of corporate regulation. It will then move on to examine both the internal governance of the corporation (including directors' duties and shareholders' remedies) and the relationship between the corporation and the outside world.


Students will gain an understanding of corporations and financial regulation, develop oral communication skills and skills of presentation of legal concepts, rules and argument in a corporate law context and develop legal research and writing and legal argument skills in this area.


Research assignment (3,750 words): 50%
Take-home examination paper (3,750 words): 50%.

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Scott Wotherspoon

Contact hours

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)