Faculty of Law

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) First semester 2015 (Day)


For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html
For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html
Previously coded as LAW7263

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.


This unit is designed for students who have not studied Australian corporate law in a law school environment. 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.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • apply knowledge and understanding of recent developments in relation to corporate law with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or further learning;
  • investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to corporate law and corporations and financial regulation;
  • conduct research in corporate law based on knowledge of appropriate principle and methods; and
  • use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to corporate law.


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

Workload requirements

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

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