Law of Business Associations (8508.2)
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|Canberra Law School||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate 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 outcomesdemonstrate 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;
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.
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
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3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Prerequisites4977 Introduction to Business Law OR 9523 Business Law & Ethic OR 11220 Business Law.
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.
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The materials listed below are the prescribed texts and legislation. Students will need access to all these materials for the purposes of completing the course of study in the unit. Copies are on sale at the Co-Op Bookshop.
Phillip Lipton, Abe Herzberg, Michelle Welsh, Understanding Company Law (ThomsonReuters, 19th ed, 2018) and
Corporations Legislation (ThomsonReuters, 2018).
Robert P Austin and Ian M Ramsay, Ford, Austin and Ramsay's Principles of Corporations Law (LexisNexis Butterworths, 17th ed, 2017)
Baxt, Fletcher and Fridman, Corporations & Associations: Cases & Materials (LexisNexisButterworths, 10th ed, 2009)
Paul Redmond, Corporations and Financial Markets Law (ThomsonReuters, 7th ed, 2017)
Michael Murray and Jason Harris, Keay's Insolvency (ThomsonReuters, 9th ed, 2016)
Jason Harris, Anil Hargovan and Michael Adams, Australian Corporate Law (LexisNexis Butterworths, 6th ed, 2017)
Jason Harris, LNQA: Corporations Law (LexisNexisButterworths, 4th ed, 2013)
John Gooley, David Russell, Matthew Dicker and Michael Zammit, Corporations and Associations Law: Principles and Issues (LexisNexisButterworths, 6th ed, 2015)
Roman Tomasic, James Jackson and Robin Woellner, Corporations Law, Principles, Policy and Process (Butterworths, 4th ed, 2002)
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/
Understanding Company Law: http://www.uclaw.com.au/home/. The website provides links to many useful resources such as law reform reports, discussion papers and relevant cases.
University of Canberra Library key law databases: http://canberra.libguides.com/law
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
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.
Special assessment requirements
Refer to the UC Supplementary Assessment Policy
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.
See assessment items.
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.
- Semester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank (179309)
- Semester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne (179312)
- Semester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (179311)
- Semester 2, 2017, On-Campus, UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne (171371)
- Semester 2, 2017, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (167392)
- Semester 2, 2017, On-Campus, UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank (174088)
- Semester 2, 2016, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (151010)
- Semester 2, 2016, On-Campus, UC Melbourne - Chadstone Campus (151009)
- Semester 2, 2015, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (139152)