Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This unit will provide an advanced course of study in insolvency law, including an examination of core principles and value relating to the work of insolvency practitioners (receivers, administrators,liquidators, trustees in bankruptcy), and the identification and analysis of the theoretical foundations of the topic.  The unit will also consider the Personal Properties Securities Act (PPSA) and relevant cross-border insolvency issues.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPatrick Keyzer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into: LMJD - Juris Doctor LML - Master of Laws LMLAW - Master of Laws LMGBL - Master of Laws in Global Business Law LMCL Master of Commercial Law OR have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the theories underpinning insolvency law.

Class presentation, reflective essay, take home examination

02. Understand the interaction between the insolvency provisions of the Corporations Act (Cth) and the Personal Properties Securities Act (Cth).

Class presentation, reflective essay, take home examination

03. Synthesise complex information relating to asset recovery by liquidators

Class presentation, reflective essay, take home examination

04. Apply advanced creative, cognitive and collaborative skills to produce and communicate a sophisticated piece of legal research.

Class presentation, reflective essay, take home examination

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 35 - 36
Four 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 36 and delivered via blended.
"classes start on Friday and continue the following week"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentations (500 words per individual student)10 01
Research essay (1500 word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Take Home Examination (3500 words)50 01, 02, 03