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Corporations Law (11280.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


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On completion of this unit, students will be able to understand all basic principles of corporations law likely to be encountered in practice including those relevant to: the incorporation process and constitution; duties and liabilities of officers; rights and remedies of members/shareholders; corporate contracts and corporate liabilities and tort and crime; corporate finance and fundraising; corporate insolvency and winding-up. The students will also be able to analyse and apply these principles in complex factual situations to reach rational, reasoned legal conclusions.

This unit may be co-taught with a G version of the unit.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Identify and explain the essential features of corporations law;

2. Critically analyse law reform proposals and policy issues associated with corporations law; and

3. Use legal reasoning and critical analysis to apply the law to solve corporations law problems.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial on campus per week.


This unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws course.

Students must have passed 11251 Foundations in Law and Justice AND 11277 Contract Law.



Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

6631 Government and Corporate Contracting PG
7587 Public Companies Law PG
9690 Corporate Law and Practice PG

Equivalent Units

7024 Corporations Law

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