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Undergraduate | UNE-LAW351-2023

Corporations Law

Study method

100% online


Subject may require attendance

Entry requirements

Part of a degree


16 weeks

Start dates

  • 27 Feb 2023
  • 23 Oct 2023

Price from


Upfront cost


FEE-HELP available

About this subject

What you'll learn

Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the principles of corporate law, partnership and agency law and the Australian Corporations Legislation;
  2. use cognitive and problem solving skills to exercise critical thinking and professional judgement to apply the principles of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility to issues in corporate law;
  3. use initiative and judgement to critically analyse, synthesise, and apply legal principles and rules to legal problems in corporate law and those of partnership and agency law; and
  4. demonstrate cognitive and legal skills, initiative, professional judgement to produce clear and coherent written communications and independent exposition of corporate law, partnership and agency law.
    • Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
  • This subject provides insights into the legal principles applicable to companies, focusing on the analysis of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the study of relevant case law.  You'll explore topics such as partnership law, agency law, corporate personality, company incorporation and its consequences, plus the company's constitution, financing of companies and corporate governance rules for the management of companies.  To extend your knowledge, you'll learn about corporate directors’ and officers' duties and liabilities, shareholders' meetings, the principle of the majority rule and the minority protection, and shareholders’ rights and remedies.  You'll also develop a nuanced understanding of fundraising through disclosure, regulation of securities and financial services, companies in distress and the winding up of companies.  Whether you're planning a career in law, business or management, or seeking specialist knowledge in the field, this subject is a comprehensive and flexible offering.

  • Assignment 1: Written Assessment - 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4; Open Book Examination: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4. There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.

    • Written Assessment (40%)
    • Open Book Invigilated Examination (60%)
  • For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).

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Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UNE-LLB-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Laws

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

and one of

and one of

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).


Candidature in Bachelor of Laws (4 Years). To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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Bachelor of Laws