Public Companies Law (7051.4)
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|Canberra Law School||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| 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)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Find the relevant law and proposals for law reform in these areas, as well as being able to use relevant policy statements and related documents which are applicable to understanding the operation and effect of these laws. They will also be asked to present legal argument in relation to these areas and to communicate these to others.
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PrerequisitesCorporations Law. Entry to the LLB program.
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The required texts and legislation for this unit are set out below. Students will need access to these materials for the purposes of completing their study in the unit. Students might purchase copies of the required texts, or access them via the 3hr/ 7day Short Loan system in the UC Library. They might obtain access to the legislation through the UC Library holdings or AUSLII.
The prescribed text is: Robert P Austin and Ian M Ramsay: Ford, Austin and Ramsay's Principles of Corporations Law, (LexisNexis Butterworths, 16th ed, 2015).
Students must also have access to a copy of the Corporations Legislation, 2017. An annotated edition of the legislation is also published by Thomson Legal and Regulatory and students may find the references made to current cases in this annotated edition particularly helpful.
Other Useful References
Baxt R, Black A and Hanrahan P, Securities and Financial Services Law (Butterworths, 8th ed.) is a detailed additional reference for the topics of securities and financial services.
GP Stapledon, Institutional Shareholders and Corporate Governance (Clarendon Press Oxford, 1996) provides the most comprehensive and detailed coverage of this aspect of the course.
Later in the unit, some limited reference may be required to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1974, but students mayrely on web resources for the purposes of this unit. A useful source of case studies on foreign corporate investments is: Geoffrey Nicoll. Gerard Brennan and Jane Golley, The Australia Chna Investment Relationship, (ANU/China in the World, 2013).
Please check first for any readings provided from e-reserve on the Moodle site for this unit. Note particularly that in the first weeks of this unit additional materials will be provided by the lecturer via Moodle.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Special assessment requirements
Special assessment requirements
There are no special assessment requirements for this unit.
All assignments are required to be submitted by the due date. There is no requirement for lecturers to mark assessment items that are submitted late.
If for any reason you are unable to do an assignment by the due date you must submit, to the lecturer, a request for an extension in writing before the due date (unless impossible) setting out in detail the genuine and exceptional reason for requesting the extension. If there is a medical or counselling reason for the extension request it must be accompanied by a medical or counselling certificate which clearly states:
- that you were unfit to complete the assignment;
- the date of the medical or counselling consultation; and
- the period for which you were / are / will be unfit to complete the assignment.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to access the online material regularly and to participate in all activities.
Required IT skills
Basic IT literacy only is required for this unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums
None required for this unit.