LAWS2301 Company Law

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Business Law major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit enables students to understand the legal framework that is applicable to a company and the people involved with companies. The limited liability company is the most important form of legal association in use in the commercial world. The law governing the formation and dissolution of companies and regulating their activities is largely contained in the Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth). The provisions of the legislation are interpreted and supplemented by an extensive body of case law. The unit also covers the potential liability of auditors, receivers and liquidators to the company for breach of their duties.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate their knowledge of the legal framework that is applicable to companies and relevant stakeholders; (2) identify the issues that arise when a transaction is carried out by a company and/or its directors and apply the relevant legal rules to resolve them; and (3) demonstrate the ability to produce clear and concise written and oral communication in a legal context.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) tutorial participation; (2) assignment; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dominic Dagbanja and Samuel Raj
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
LAWS1104 Introduction to Law
or
LAWS1120 Australian Legal Principles and Institutions
Contact hours
Summer lectures: block teaching, 24 hours
Semester 2 lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week
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