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LAWS11-310: Corporate Law

Description

Corporate Law is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject examines the law relating to registered companies, focusing on the formation, management, governance, financing, and dissolution of corporate entities, often drawing on comparative and transnational examples and themes. Specific topics include the incorporation process and the concept of corporate personality, the corporate constitution and replaceable rules, share capital and dividends, directors’ duties and defences, shareholders’ rights and remedies, and winding up of companies. Emphasis is placed on the development of the following skills: oral communication and advocacy, and legal ethics and professionalism.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS11-310
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Semesters offered:
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2024 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $4,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $5,730.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the following legal topics: the formation of registered corporations; the management of corporations; the governance of corporations; the financing of corporations; and the dissolution of corporations.
  2. Demonstrate competency in exercising the following skills at an intermediate level, with creativity, initiative and judgment: oral communication and advocacy; and legal ethics and professionalism.
  3. Adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, including a commitment to: learning and working independently and reflectively; behaving ethically and responsibly; and managing time effectively and meeting deadlines.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions:

Students must be admitted into an approved Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree OR be an approved Law Study Abroad OR Law Exchange student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 19/03/2023
    Semester start: 15/05/2023
    Subject start: 15/05/2023
    Cancellation 1: 29/05/2023
    Cancellation 2: 05/06/2023
    Last enrolment: 28/05/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 10/06/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 01/07/2023
    Teaching census: 09/06/2023
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 16/07/2023
    Semester start: 11/09/2023
    Subject start: 11/09/2023
    Cancellation 1: 25/09/2023
    Cancellation 2: 02/10/2023
    Last enrolment: 24/09/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 07/10/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 28/10/2023
    Teaching census: 06/10/2023
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 12/11/2023
    Semester start: 15/01/2024
    Subject start: 15/01/2024
    Cancellation 1: 29/01/2024
    Cancellation 2: 05/02/2024
    Last enrolment: 28/01/2024
    Withdraw - Financial: 10/02/2024
    Withdraw - Academic: 02/03/2024
    Teaching census: 09/02/2024
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
Semester start: 16/01/2023
Subject start: 16/01/2023
Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
Teaching census: 10/02/2023