COMPANY LAW

LAW3CMP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to the principal features of modern partnership and corporations law. The scope of this area of law is wide, and statutes, the Partnership Act 1958 (Vic) and the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), dominate. 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 VLAB 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 and LAW2STA and LAW2CTA or LAW2CTB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificUnderstanding Company LawPrescribedWelsh, Lipton and Herzberg, latest editionThomson Reuters

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an ability to evaluate and choose the most appropriate legal form of business with specific reference to sole proprietorships, partnerships and companies.

Activities:
Reading and analysis of primary and secondary legal materials. Preparation of set questions. Tutorial participation.
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Small group 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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of company law to analyse complex legal problems and to provide indications of probable outcomes.

Activities:
Individual student reading of cases and prescribed texts combined with collaborative problem-solving in-class discussions and assessment activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, 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 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final examination ( 3 hours - 3 000 word equivalent)Centrally administered examination60 01, 02, 03
Group assignment final essay (500 words per student)Problem based - formal essay with correct referencing and citation. Four to five members per group. 2 000 words, including reflection on group dynamics, equivalent to 500 words per student. 25 01, 02, 03
Tutorial preparation (500 word equivalent)Students will be assessed on online preparation for tutorial problem-solving exercises. Students will be advised of the detailed requirements of this assessment in the Subject Learning Guide.15 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2020, 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 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar 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 ( 3 hours - 3 000 word equivalent)Centrally administered examination60 01, 02, 03
Group assignment final essay (500 words per student)Problem based - formal essay with correct referencing and citation. Four to five members per group. 2 000 words, including reflection on group dynamics, equivalent to 500 words per student. 25 01, 02, 03
Tutorial preparation (500 word equivalent)Students will be assessed on online preparation for tutorial problem-solving exercises. Students will be advised of the detailed requirements of this assessment in the Subject Learning Guide.15 01, 02, 03