COMPANY LAW

LAW3CMP

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to the principal features of modern partnership, corporations and securities law. The scope of this area of law is wide, and statutes (the Partnership Act 1958 (Vic) Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)) dominates. This subject aims to both situate the law contextually and emphasise the practical operation of the law in its social setting. Topics include the constitutional and administrative context of the Corporations Act, incorporation and its effects, corporate governance, various methods of financing (including equity and debt), and external administration. This subject meets the requirements of the Council of Legal Education for admission to practice in Victoria in the area of Company Law.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and (LAW2STA or LAW3ADM) and (LAW2CTA or LAW2CTB) and LAW2FPL and LAW2RPT or LAW3PRP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be admitted to any Bachelor of Laws UG degree or have permission from Law Director of Programs

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To be able to weigh up and choose the most appropriate legal form of business in particular situations.

Activities:
Tutorials: presentations and questions as set. Discussion and in-class activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Using generic legal skills to apply knowledge of company law and the law of partnership to analyse complex legal problems and to provide indications of probable outcomes.

Activities:
Tutorials: presentations and questions as set. Discussion and in-class activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Identify and analyse ethical and policy considerations and other conceptual factors as they apply to partnership and company law.

Activities:
Tutorials: presentations and questions as set. Discussion and in-class activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final examinationProblems only40 01, 02
Ethics and policy essay1000 words, modelled on The Conversation essays.30 03
Multiple Choice QuestionsDesigned to get 2020 01, 02
Presentation and blog entry10 01, 02, 03