Principles of Corporation Law
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the regulatory framework; the theoretical principles; and the sources of law (statutes and case law) of corporations in Australia;
- use cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement to identify issues; evaluate the relevant legislation and case law; and apply the appropriate principles of corporations law to provide a solution to factual problems; and
- demonstrate an ability to employ the skills of legal research techniques, reasoning and argument to coherently communicate independent opinions on legal issues relevant to corporations 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.
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:
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 Legal Studies or Diploma in Paralegal Studies. 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Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- 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: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Travel requirements - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- Other requirements -
Textbook requirements:Students are required to access the Partnership Act 1892 (NSW) https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/view/html/inforce/2004-04-05/act-1892-012
This subject is available to non-law students only. The subject introduces students to the legal principles applicable to commercial associations with an emphasis on corporations. The topics covered include: sole traders, partnerships and the law of agency; trusts (discretionary, unit, and hybrid); joint ventures; superannuation entities; the function and structure of companies; corporate governance; member's rights; corporate liability; corporate finance; takeovers and schemes of arrangement; financial records, financial reporting and audit requirements; and companies in distress.
Compulsory Tutorial Attendance: Assessment Note: Students must attend 9 out of 11 tutorials. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Assignment 1: 2000 Words. Assessment Note: Written assignment.Students must attempt this assessment to pass the unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Open Book Examination: 2000 words. Assessment Note: Students must attempt this exam to pass the unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Online Assessment: Online Quiz 500 words. Assessment Note: This Quiz is non-compulsory. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 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.
- Compulsory Tutorial Attendance (0%)
- Online Assessment (10%)
- Assignment 1 (30%)
- Open Book Examination (60%)