LAWS 2010 Law of Business Organisations

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200183

Coordinator Thillagavathy Rajaretnam Opens in new window

Description This unit deals with legal issues concerning the creation and control of companies and compares this structure with other forms of business organisations, such as joint venture, partnership, trusts and sole traders. This unit will provide students with an appreciation of partnership, and companies and a practical operation of a scheme of corporate regulation in the Australian federal system.

School Law

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Pre-requisite(s) LAWS 1004 OR
LAWS 1001

Restrictions Students enrolled in 2502 Bachelor of Laws (Non graduate entry) are required to seek permission from their program Advisor prior to enrolling in this subject.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Recognise the various forms of business organisations.
  2. Explain the concept and principles of partnerships and trusts, including the liabilities of partners under contract, tort, and criminal law, and the duties and liabilities of trustees..
  3. Describe the practical operation of a scheme of corporate regulation in the Australian federal system.
  4. Apply company law concepts and principles to analysing and solving key contemporary legal issues concerning the creation and control of companies.

Subject Content

Various forms of business organisations
Partnerships
Registration of a company, pre-registration activities
Dealings with outsiders and liability
Internal management rules, management of a company - board of directors and general meeting
Duties of directors and consequences of breach of directors duty
Shareholder remedies
Capital and fundraising
Record keeping, disclosures and audit
External administration - receivership, administration and winding up.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quizzes Best 4 of 5 quizzes will apply 20 N Individual
Short answers - Problem based questions 1,500 words 35 N Individual
Final Exam - Problem based questions 2 hours 45 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Harris, Jason, Anil Hargovan and Michael Adams, Australian Corporate Law, (LexisNexis Butterworths, 6th ed, 2017)
  • Australian Corporations Legislation (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2017)
  • Anil Hargovan, Michael Adams and Catherine Brown, Australian Corporate Law (LexisNexis Butterworths, 7th Edn. 2021)

Teaching Periods

2021-2022 Summer

Parramatta - Victoria Rd (Summer A)

Day

Subject Contact Saddam Hossain Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 1

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Day

Subject Contact Daud Hassan Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Evening

Subject Contact Daud Hassan Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 1

Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Daud Hassan, Neelam Goela Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Daud Hassan, Natasha Daraio Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Daud Hassan, Neelam Goela Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Day

Subject Contact Daud Hassan Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Evening

Subject Contact Daud Hassan Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Daud Hassan, Neelam Goela Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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