6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.
Not offered in 2017
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Previously coded as LAW7275
The unit examines the nature of the corporation as a separate legal entity; the classification of companies by liability of shareholders and the differences between public and proprietary limited companies; the role and importance of the corporate constitution; membership of companies; how a corporation enters into binding contracts with third parties and protections for third parties in the Corporations Act; legal aspects of financing, including the nature of share capital and permitted reductions of capital; and processes for dealing with insolvent corporations.
The Unit considers these issues against a background of basic corporate theory and explores some of the wider implications of how corporations are regulated.
At the successful completion of this Unit students will be able to:
- critically evaluate the law relating to corporations in a broader regulatory, social or economic context, including contemporary developments in the law and its practice;
- identify, research, synthesise and evaluate relevant legal, factual and policy issues;
- demonstrate intellectual and practical skills to interpret and justify theoretical propositions, legal methods and conclusions;
- engage in critical analysis and make reasoned and appropriate choices among alternatives;
- exercise professional judgment in evaluating jurisprudential and practical considerations in corporations law issues;
- select, analyse, interpret and apply principles of corporations law to generate appropriate responses to complex legal issues embedded in factual scenarios; and
- communicate effectively and persuasively to specified audiences.
- Research assignment (3,000 words):40%
- Final examination(2 hours plus 30 minutes reading time):60%
Students enrolled in this unit will be provided with 30 contact hours of seminars per semester whether intensive, semi-intensive, or semester-long offering. Students will be expected to do reading set for class, and to undertake additional research and reading applicable to a 6 credit point unit.
Mr Nicholas Calleja (Trimester 1)