COMPANY LAW

LAW3CMP

2018

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-ordinatorLouis de Koker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM, LAW2STA or LAW3ADM, LAW2CTA or LAW2CTB, LAW2FPL, LAW2RPT or LAW3PRP AND Admission into; LBLX - Bachelor of Laws (Complementary) LVLGE ; LVLGEB Bachelor of Laws LVLUE ; LVLUEB Bachelor of Laws LWLAS Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Asian Studies LWLAT; LWLATB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts LWLBUSB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business LWLEE Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Electronic Engineering LWLINT Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations LWLMC Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media and Communication LWLPY; LWLPYB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Psychological Science LWLSC; LWLSCB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science LZCOML Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws LZCRL; LZCRLB Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws LWLFI Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Finance LWLF Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Finance LWLM Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media LWLA LWLAC Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Accounting LWLBUS Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business LWLE LWLEC Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Economics LWLIR Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations LWLFI Laws/Finance LWLAC Laws/Accounting LWLBUS (BU) Laws/Business

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVarious reading resources will be made available on the LMSRecommendedVariousVarious

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 (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouis de Koker

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 examination (2000 word equivalent)Problems only40 01, 02
Ethics and policy essay (1000 word equivalent)1000 words, modelled on The Conversation essays.30 03
Multiple Choice Questions (500 word equivalent)Designed to get 2020 01, 02
Presentation and blog entry (400 word equivalent)10 01, 02, 03