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LAWS11-316: Corporations Law


Corporations Law is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject examines the law relating to registered companies. It builds upon the aspects of corporate law discussed in Business Associations. Topics canvassed include dividends, debentures and other interests, fundraising, members' rights and remedies, directors' powers and duties, majority rule and minority oppression, company meetings, receiverships, voluntary administration and winding up. The subject also may include a brief introduction to securities industry law, financial services law and takeovers.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS11-316
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law

Learning objectives

1. Analyse legal problems to identify corporations law issues and to explain those issues. 2. Apply relevant aspects of corporations law to the facts of those problems. 3. Design appropriate strategies to ensure their clients do not contravene corporations law or incur liability. 4. Critique, reflect upon and evaluate the effectiveness of various corporations law rules and provisions. 5. Communicate effectively orally and in writing. 6. Review relevant legal rules and argue persuasively in a mooting context. 7. Have ability to work with and analyse primary materials (eg, statutes and cases).

Enrolment requirements




There are no co-requisites

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.


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