LAWS 3031 Insolvency Law and Policy
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 200659
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Description The laws regulating insolvency administration have developed over time into an integral component of the legal system, domestic and international. By purposive analysis of the Australian and cross-border legislative provisions, this subject introduces the law and public policies by which regulators administer insolvent corporate entities and persons, and examines potential outcomes, including restructuring proposals.
Discipline Business and Commercial Law
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Pre-requisite(s) LAWS 3045
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- assess the principles, rationale and objectives applicable to insolvency law and other areas of law relevant to the management of personal or corporate financial distress, including the duties of administrators and corporate officers.
- discuss the principles applicable to the obligations of companies relevant to insolvency practice, both domestic and international, including alternative administration procedures and the duties of directors and officers.
- critically analyze, apply and comment on areas of law and policy relating to personal and corporate insolvency and the interrelationship between economic theories and insolvency law.
- debate the investigative and enforcement procedures of the regulators and the principles of law and practice relating to claims, civil and criminal, against insolvent individuals and corporate insolvents, their property and agreements.
- formulate issues, theoretical and practical, relating to law reform, international treaties, resolutions and trends in insolvency law and policy.
Policies Historical Aspects
Global Cross-border aspects
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.
|Class Participation - active participation in group discussion
|80% attendance is required, any absence must be reasonably explained.
- Murray, Michael and Jason Harris, Keay's Insolvency: Personal and Corporate Law (Thomson Reuters, 9th ed, 2016).