units

LAW7277

Faculty of Law

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Trimester 1 2013 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Trimester 2 2013 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Trimester 3 2013 (Day)

Notes

Synopsis

Corporations Law is concerned with the body of legal rules that govern the formation, management, financing and winding up of Australian corporations.

In the Masters of Laws (Juris Doctor) the Corporations Law course is divided into two units: Principles of Corporations Law LAW7275 and Advanced Corporations Law LAW7277. Together, these subjects provide students with a thorough grounding in this large and important area of law, and to enable them to gain a familiarity with, and understanding of, the basic principles underlying the subject.

This unit Advanced Corporations Law assumes that students have the basic conceptual understanding of corporations arising from their study of LAW7275. It builds on that knowledge and focuses in particular on the internal governance of the corporation, with emphasis on the duties and liabilities of directors and other corporate personnel, and shareholders' rights and remedies, both under the general law and under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

Outcomes

The Unit aims to develop in students a strong understanding of the rights and obligations of those who direct and manage the corporation, and those who invest in it. Together with LAW7252, the Unit provides a full coverage of the legal principles of Australian corporations law, in conjunction with LAW7275.

The Unit also aims to enhance students' ability to resolve problems in corporations law, to research and write effectively in this area of law and to consider and debate the law in the context of corporate theory, and taking into account the social context in which corporations operate and how the law responds to and balances the interests of a range of corporate stakeholders.

Assessment

Assignment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Karen Wheelwright (Trimester 1)
Ms Lisa Robinson (Trimester 2)
Ms Lisa Robinson (Trimester 3)

Contact hours

2.5 hours per week x 12 weeks

Prerequisites

LAW7212 or LAW7470, LAW7265 or LAW7428 and LAW7429, LAW7267, and LAW7269

Co-requisites