Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the principal features of modern corporations and securities law. The scope of this area of law is wide and the statute (the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)) dominates. There is a concern both to situate the law contextually and to 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.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVivien Goldwasser

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (LAW2STA or LAW3ADM) and (LAW2RPT or LAW3PRP)


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

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralian Corporations LegislationPrescribedN/ACURRENT EDN, CCH, LBC OR BUTTERWORTHS: OR DOWNLOADED

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVivien Goldwasser

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 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.


Assessment elementComments%
Final examination60
Mid-semester assessment/s40