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Unit Overview

Description
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.
Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Business Law major sequence
  • Level 2 elective
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

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial participation; (2) assignment; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Samuel Raj
Unit rules
Prerequisites
LAWS1104 Introduction to Law
or LAWS1120 Australian Legal Principles and Institutions
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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