1 x 10-hour on-line exercises weekly
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into JD-Juris Doctor
1a Admission into GCLA-Graduate Certificate in Laws
1b Admission into GDPLA-Graduate Diploma in Laws
2 ^ LLAW9601 - The Australian Legal System
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b) and 2)
Assignment(s), Examination(s), Test(s), Oral
Topic description

This topic provides an introduction to the regulation of companies in Australia and to the key alternative structures relied upon for commercial activity (including partnerships, associations and sole trading). Company formation, the internal regulation of companies and company relations with outsiders are also considered together with key issues such as directors' duties and day-to-day issues of corporate functioning. Ethical considerations in relation to company operations and the practice of corporate law, as well as the practice of law more generally, also form part of this topic.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Give students an understanding of the operation of corporate law in Australia
  • Raise students' ethical awareness of the practice of corporate law in Australia
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Theorise using knowledge and understanding of the broad theoretical basis of corporate law including incorporation and its effects, management and control of companies, capital raising and winding-up
  2. Discuss their own professional judgment in the context of corporate law
  3. Critique complex legal issues through legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate jurisprudential and practical responses to legal issues in the context of corporate law
  4. Combine sophisticated cognitive and creative skills with critical analysis when approaching legal issues and generating appropriate responses in the context of corporate law
  5. Justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions, in the context of corporate law, using intellectual and practical skills
  6. Discuss corporate law in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences using a variety of communication methods and working with a high level of autonomy, accountability and professionalism