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LAWS5014: Corporations Law

2024 unit information

This unit of study examines the law affecting modern business corporations operating in Australia. It examines corporate law, the regulation of markets in corporate securities and the current Australian regulatory environment. Topics examined include corporate formation and the consequences of the company as an entity with its own personality, regulating the internal functioning of companies including the operation of the company's constitution and the role and duties of corporate directors to the company and its members, the rights and remedies available to shareholders to protect their investment, the authority of corporate officers and the responsibility of companies to outsiders for their actions, financing the company's operations through debt and equity, the external administration of companies in financial distress, winding up and deregistering companies, and regulating on-market and off-market transactions in corporate securities. We will evaluate current rules and doctrines, as well as proposals for their reform, in light of the economic and social policy considerations influencing their design and functioning.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Law

Code LAWS5014
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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LAWS2014

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand and apply the key concepts and principles of corporate law to common scenarios through discussion and evaluation of hypothetical problems discussed in class
  • LO2. critically assess the operation of relevant legislation and policy in the core areas of corporate law through consideration of different stakeholder perspectives
  • LO3. critically evaluate the development of corporate law principles taking into account different values and perspectives

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive February 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2024
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2020
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2021
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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