Law of Business Associations PG (11404.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Post Graduate Level|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit will be co-taught with the undergraduate unit 11222 Law of Business Associations.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Research, identify and apply the essential features of corporations law and the law relating to partnerships and the levels of legal accountability that arise in these organisations;
2. Analyse the legal aspects of corporate finance, company liquidations and securities regulation;
3. Critically analyse existing law and the nature of reform proposals and policy issues associated with corporations law from a legal and policy perspective;
4. Analyse information 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
5. Identify and analyse selected ethical issues and discuss the application of the law in a business context.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites6225 Business Law G or equivalent.
Incompatible units11222 Law of Business Associations and 11280 Corporations Law
Equivalent units6231 Corporate Law and Practice G
Assumed knowledgeAn 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.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr Jenny Fu|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Online||Dr Jenny Fu|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Jenny Fu|
Anil Hargovan, Michael Adams and Catherine Brown, Australian Corporate Law (LexisNexis, 8th ed, 2023)
Australian Corporations Legislation 2023 (LexisNexis, 2023)
Robert P Austin and Ian M Ramsay, Ford, Austin and Ramsay's Principles of Corporations Law (LexisNexis Butterworths, 17th ed, 2018)
Baxt, Fletcher and Fridman, Corporations & Associations: Cases & Materials (LexisNexisButterworths, 10th ed, 2009)
Recommended Corporate Law Journals
Australian Journal of Corporate Law
Company and Securities Law Journal and Insolvency Law Journal
Australian Securities & Investments Commission: http://asic.gov.au/
University of Canberra subscribed law databases which can be accessed via the Library website: https://canberra.libguides.com/law.
It is an expectation that students will attend all classes and that non-attendance be the exception. However, where possible all lectures will be recorded and where possible streamed through Canvas.
Required IT skills
Students are also assumed to have basic IT skills, such as word processing, familiarity with the Internet sufficient to use e-mail, and access unit information and research databases.
Work placement, internships or practicums
While there are no placements available, this unit is structured to wherever possible relate directly to real workplace experiences with case studies used frequently.
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