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Law of Business Associations (8508.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (179309) - View
    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, GBCA-MELB (179312) - View
    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (179311) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (174088) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, GBCA-MELB (171371) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (167392) - View
    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, UC-MELB (151009) - View
    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151010) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (139152) - View

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    Syllabus

    This unit is designed to familiarise students with the law affecting the main types of commercial associations used for private enterprise. Partnerships and companies are examined, with most attention being given to the latter. The practical and theoretical aspects of the law relating to the internal structure and the external relations of these organisations will be studies. The unit will satisfy the requirements of accounting students seeking admission to professional accounting organisations.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of statutory and case law relevant to partnerships, corporations and securities; demonstrate a thorough knowledge of law relating to directors' duties and shareholders' rights, the constitutional structure of the corporation and the conduct of the company general meeting; demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the law relating to the corporations external obligations in tort, contract and crime;
    2. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the law relevant to corporate insolvency and the particular responsibilities of directors in this regard; acquire professional experience in researching, identifying and applying the relevant law in practice, and in legal problem solving.

    Assessment Items

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    Contact Hours

    Three hours a week.

    Prerequisites

    4977 Introduction to Business Law OR 9523 Business Law & Ethic OR 11220 Business Law.

    Assumed Knowledge

    An understanding of the Australian Legal System and of the law of contracts (including formation, termination and remedies), the law of agency and the law of torts.



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