COMPANY LAW

LAW3CMP

2015

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. 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

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralian Corporations LegislationPrescribedto be advisedCURRENT EDN, CCH, LBC OR BUTTERWORTHS: OR DOWNLOADED
ReadingsTo be advised - see Subject Learning GuidePrescribedto be advisedto be advised

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use legal knowledge and skills to analyse complex legal problems in the area of company law

Activities:
Didactic lectures and Problem Sets 1-13 in the prescribed textbook
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Provide appropriate solutions to legal problems in the area of company law

Activities:
Didactic lectures and Problem Sets 1-13 in the prescribed textbook
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

03. Identify and analyse policy considerations and other conceptual factors as they apply to company law in general and to a particular case in the area of company law

Activities:
Didactic lectures and Problem Sets 1-13 in the prescribed textbook
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

04. Demonstrate a variety of generic skills and capabilities expected of a law university graduate

Activities:
Didactic lectures and Problem Sets 1-13 in the prescribed textbook
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final examination65 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid-semester assessment/s35 01, 02, 03, 04