1 x 1-hour workshop weekly 1 x .5-hour on-line exercises weekly 1 x 1-hour on-line lecture weekly
1 of BUSN1019, BUSN1010, BUSN1205
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This topic provides a detailed analysis of the structure and workings of corporate legal entities. Students study the law and practice of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
This topic aims to:
give students an understanding of the principles of corporations law, and also to give students the skills to keep up to date with developments in the area. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Corporations Act, 2001 (Cth), the concept of corporate legal personality, corporate governance, directors' duties, and the law relating to insolvent companies
enable students to recognise legal problems in business and implications when they arise in commercial and business practice and settings; and
provide students with the knowledge and tools to be able to seek legal advice or to make appropriate referrals to legal professionals, when and where require
Expected learning outcomes
It is expected that on completion of this topic students will be able to:
understand the principles of corporations law
describe the key legal elements of a company
identify the main sources of rules regulating a company's operations
analyse the operation of a broad range of areas of corporations law in their application to individual circumstances that may arise (e.g. directors' duties, meetings procedures, insolvency)
recognise some of the legal implications relevant to the provision of financial, accounting or other professional advice
evaluate a factual situation and determine when and where professional legal advice is prudent or desirable
possess the knowledge and skills to conduct preliminary research and seek professional advice in relation to legal problems
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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