LAWS19032 - Company & Association Law
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

A study of company and securities industry law. Topics include partnership, trusts and companies, and incorporated associations. There is reference to the formation of companies, effects of incorporation, the corporate constitution, corporate governance, prospectus and share issues, administration of companies, raising finance, directors and shareholders meetings, transfer of shares, reorganisation and winding up of companies.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

LAWS11030 or LAWS19031 or LAWS11054

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney

Website

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Examination 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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Feedback Source Recommendation
Weekly Lecture Recordings Moodle/Student Emails Students, especially flex students felt that this was a positive aspect of course. These should be continued
Lecture Notes and Weekly Schedule Direct Student Feedback Lecture notes could be more streamlined and the topics covered should be more evenly spread out throughout the course
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe and explain the various business structures considered in the court
  2. Locate, interpret and analyse various sections of legislation applicable to corporations and other business structures
  3. Apply your knowledge of law to particular fact situations relevant to the unit so that the legal issues raised are discussed coherently and reasonable conclusions are reached.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work    
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence    
8. Ethical practice    

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Examination    

Prescribed Textbooks

Company Law
Author/s: Alex Wong, Richard Baumfield, Richard Copp, Robert Cunningham, and Paul Harpur Year: 2017
Edition: First edition Publisher: Wiley
City: Milton State: Queensland
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

The above ISBN is for the ebook. However, if you prefer a paper copy (with ebook included), you can purchase one from the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Microsoft Word
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Austlii
All submissions for this unit must use the Australian Guide to Legal Citation, 3rd ed referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorDominic Lococo - lococod (d.lococo@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Business organisations

Wong, Baumfield, Copp, Cunningham, Harpur (2017) Ch 1

Week 2 17-07-2017

Companies and incorporation

Wong, Baumfield, Copp, Cunningham, Harpur (2017) Ch 2

Week 3 24-07-2017

Corporate governance and company management

Wong, Baumfield, Copp, Cunningham, Harpur (2017) Ch 7

Week 4 31-07-2017

Company constitution

Wong, Baumfield, Copp, Cunningham, Harpur (2017) Ch 3

Week 5 07-08-2017

Companies, outsiders and corporate liability

Wong, Baumfield, Copp, Cunningham, Harpur (2017) Ch 5

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Directors' and officers' duties A

Wong, Baumfield, Copp, Cunningham, Harpur (2017) Ch 8

Written Assignment Due Friday (25 Aug 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Directors' and officers' duties B

Wong, Baumfield, Copp, Cunningham, Harpur (2017) Ch 9

Week 8 04-09-2017

Membership, members’ powers and dividends

Wong, Baumfield, Copp, Cunningham, Harpur (2017) Ch 6

Week 9 11-09-2017

Members' remedies

Wong, Baumfield, Copp, Cunningham, Harpur (2017) Ch 11

Week 10 18-09-2017

Financing a company

Wong, Baumfield, Copp, Cunningham, Harpur (2017) Ch 10

Week 11 25-09-2017

External administration

Wong, Baumfield, Copp, Cunningham, Harpur (2017) Ch 12 & 13

Week 12 02-10-2017

Revision

Revision

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assignment
Task Description

The written assignment consists of two parts.

Part A: Case Analysis (1500 words) 20 marks - The first part of the written assignment is a real case analysis based on legal issues relating to the Corporations Act (2001).

Part B : Problem Question (1500 words) 20 marks - The second part of the written assessment is based on a hypothetical factual situation relating to a company law related issue.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (25-Aug-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (08-Sep-2017)
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

The assignment will be assessed according to the following criteria:

~ accuracy, detail and comprehension of the legal issues (20%);

~ accuracy, detail and comprehension of the relevant rules (20%);

~ accuracy, detail, comprehension, and criticism of the various points of view or arguments (40%); and

~ a reasonable conclusion (20%).

Referencing Style Australian Guide to Legal Citation, 3rd ed
Submission Online

Online submission via the unit Moodle site. No coversheet required.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe and explain the various business structures considered in the court

2. Locate, interpret and analyse various sections of legislation applicable to corporations and other business structures

3. Apply your knowledge of law to particular fact situations relevant to the unit so that the legal issues raised are discussed coherently and reasonable conclusions are reached.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 60%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Open Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe and explain the various business structures considered in the court

2. Locate, interpret and analyse various sections of legislation applicable to corporations and other business structures

3. Apply your knowledge of law to particular fact situations relevant to the unit so that the legal issues raised are discussed coherently and reasonable conclusions are reached.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice


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