CORPORATIONS LAW

LAW5CPL

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In LAW5CPL Company Law students are introduced to the main concepts, principles and rules 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)) dominate. This subject also situates the law contextually and emphasises the practical operation of the law in its social setting. Topics include choice of business entity, partnership law, the social, constitutional and administrative context of the Corporations Act, the external aspect of companies including registration and its effects and various methods of financing (including equity and debt), corporate governance, 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. There is particular focus on the ethical dimension of firm behaviour, logical (even mathematical) reasoning, and modalities of writing.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesAfter listening and taking notes from comprehensive descriptions of legislative framework, the development of issue-picking algorithms, the analysis of complex legislation into criteria of application, and the isolation of factual determinants of liability all practiced in class segmented and time partitioned exercise formats, with group discussion and peer learning opportunities.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLAW5PTO AND LAW5FPR

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

Australian Company Law Commentary

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorVarious, updated regularly

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Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCCH online

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Source locationN/A

Corporations Legislation

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCommonwealth Parliament, 2001-date

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAvailable online and in hard copy through various commercial publishers

ISBNN/A

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Source locationN/A

Partnership Act 1958 (Vic)

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorVictorian Parliament

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAvailable on-line and from the Government printer

ISBNN/A

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Source locationN/A

Ford's Principles of Corporations Law

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorVarious, updated regularly

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLexisNexis

ISBNN/A

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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 critical reflection of the most appropriate legal form of business in particular business situations.
02. Analyse complex legal problems using knowledge of company law and provide indications of probable outcomes and/or processes and procedures to be followed.
03. Identify and analyse ethical and policy considerations and other conceptual factors as they apply to partnership and company law.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.50 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 6.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Research Essay (1500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3

Online Group Presentation (1000 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Examination (3000 words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2