COMPANY LAW

LAW3CMP

2021

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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesIndividual student reading of cases and prescribed texts combined with collaborative problem-solving in-class discussions and assessment activities.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLAW2CTB OR (LAW1LIM AND LAW2STA AND LAW2CTA)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Understanding Company Law

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWelsh, Lipton and Herzberg

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeLatest

PublisherThomson Reuters

ISBN978-0-455-22465-7

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Identify and analyse ethical and policy considerations and other conceptual factors as they apply to company law.
03. Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of company law to analyse complex legal problems and to provide indications of probable outcomes.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouis de Koker

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Final examination ( 3 hours - 3 000 word equivalent) Centrally administered examination

N/ACentral examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

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.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

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.

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouis de Koker

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Final examination ( 3 hours - 3 000 word equivalent) Centrally administered examination

N/ACentral examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

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.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

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.

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3