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Business And Corporate Law

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Subject Aim:

The subject will introduce students to the structure of the Australian legal and court system, sources of law, contract law, and the law of business structures. The subject also examines torts, agency, and the difference between various types of business structures, before focusing on corporations law, including corporation constitutions and governance, rules regulating internal relationships within corporations, relationships with outsiders, the duties of directors and other officers, liability, members rights and the termination of corporations.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the Australian legal system and how it applies to business.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the elements of Australian corporate law.
  3. Think critically about applying law relevant to business operations.
  4. Understand and explain the law relating to torts, contracts, property, consumers and business structures.
  5. Understand the legal, social and professional responsibilities to peers, the profession and community.


Student Assessment:

Exams will take place in weeks 12 & 13. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information.

Assessment 1

Description: Group Case Study Report

Weighting: 25.0% (2500 words)

Instructions: Students will be required to work in groups to prepare a legal argument in relation to a case study. Groups will be established and case studies distributed in Week 1.

Assessment 2

Description: Individual assignment

Weighting: 30.0% (2000 words)

Instructions: Students will be required to submit an individual report on a selected issue related to the nature of different business structures in Australian Corporations Law. Topics will be distributed in Week 1.