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Gold Coast
Lismore
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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Pre-requisites

Must have completed LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing AND LAW00111 - Legal Process

Anti-requisites

Not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.

Unit aim

Provides the opportunity to research and analyse relevant legislation and case law and critically examine the role played by corporate law in modern society. Key legal principles will be explored with particular reference to the development of partnership and corporate law, rights and remedies of members, internal structure and corporate governance, obligations and responsibilities of corporate officers and insolvency administrations.

Unit content

Topic 1: Agency and partnership law
Topic 2: The context of Australian corporations law
Topic 3: Corporate personality
Topic 4: Preregistration activities
Topic 5: Company dealings with outsiders
Topic 6: The company and its members
Topic 7: Director’s duties
Topic 8: Meetings
Topic 9: Accounts and audit
Topic 10: Corporate fundraising
Topic 11: Takeover regulation
Topic 12: External administrations

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of the underlying themes and issues and the key legal principles relating to partnership and corporations law
2 demonstrate the capacity to apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems in partnership and corporate law contexts
3 demonstrate the capacity to apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate directed research to partnership and corporate law topics
4 identify and comment on the policy issues which arise in various topics, including the need for law reform where the law is considered deficient
5 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 partnership and corporate law issues
6 demonstrate the capacity to communicate appropriately and effectively, expressed in well-written, clear and logical language that is supported with appropriate references.

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the underlying themes and issues and the key legal principles relating to partnership and corporations law
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate the capacity to apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems in partnership and corporate law contexts
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate the capacity to apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate directed research to partnership and corporate law topics
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. identify and comment on the policy issues which arise in various topics, including the need for law reform where the law is considered deficient
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  5. 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 partnership and corporate law issues
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  6. demonstrate the capacity to communicate appropriately and effectively, expressed in well-written, clear and logical language that is supported with appropriate references.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Austin, R & Black, A, 2020, Australian Corporations Legislation 2019 – Annotated Edition, LexisNexis, Australia. ISBN: 9780409351675.
  • Austin, RP & Ramsay, IM, 2018, Ford, Austin and Ramsay's Principles of Corporations Law , 17th edn, LexisNexis, Australia. ISBN: 9780409345537.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.