units

LAW3112

Faculty of Law

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Malaysia Term 3 2015 (Day)

Synopsis

On completion of this unit students will have covered the following topics:

  1. Choice of the corporate business form, formation and characteristics of a corporation
  2. The corporate constitution
  3. Corporate finance, share structure and membership
  4. Constitution and powers of the corporate organisations (board and general meeting)
  5. Corporate authority
  6. Governance of the corporation; director's duties
  7. Governance of the corporation; shareholder's remedies
  8. Administration and winding up of the corporation.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will have:
a. knowledge and understanding of key concepts and principles of corporate law
b. knowledge and understanding of legislation and policy in the core areas of corporate law
c. an ability to think critically about the impact of these concepts, principles, legislation and policy on the social and economic context in which they operate
d. an ability to apply these concepts, principles, legislation and policy to new situations, including those induced by electronic and communications technology
e. an ability to conduct independent research in corporate law and convey the results of this and the above objectives both orally and in writing.

Assessment

One 2,000 word research essay 40% and final exam (2 hours plus 30 minutes reading and noting time) 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Prerequisites

LAW100 OR LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104; LAW2102