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Law of Business Associations (11222.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (184830) - View
  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, GBCA-MELB (184831) - View
  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184829) - View

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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 studied. The unit will satisfy the requirements of accounting students seeking admission to professional accounting organisations.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the law relevant to the main topics covered in the unit;

2. Develop effective strategies in researching, identifying and applying the relevant law in legal problem solving;

3. Analyse material from a variety of sources to produce a coherent piece of advice for a hypothetical client, outlining the likely legal consequences of certain actions or inactions in areas including directors? duties, corporate financing and external administration; and

4. Identify and discuss selected ethical issues related to the application of the law in a business context.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of on-campus lectures supported by problem based learning in tutorials per week.


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.

Incompatible Units

7024 Corporations Law.

Equivalent Units

8508 Law of Business Associations.

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