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Unit of Study LAWS2007 - Corporations Law (2024)

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  • Enrolment information

      Students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies are not permitted to enrol in this unit. For further information contact: law.enquiry@scu.edu.au

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of the underlying themes and issues and the key legal principles relating to corporations law

demonstrate the capacity to apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate directed research to corporate law topics

identify and comment on the policy issues which arise in various topics, including the need for law reform where the law is considered deficient

demonstrate an ability to learn and work independently within broad parameters as defined by the assessment requirements. Included here is the capacity to find, access, manage and evaluate sources of information relevant to corporate law issues

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Corporations Legislation (current version) - primarily Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au), Australia.
  • Lipton, P, Herzberg, A, Saunders, B & Robinson, C, 2024, Understanding Company Law, 22nd edn, Thomas Reuters, Lawbook Co., Australia. ISBN: 9780455247953.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Access to a computer with a webcam and reliable internet connection.  Students will be required to complete an onboarding process to verify their identity before attempting the online exam in this unit.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.