Contracting with Corporations

LAW60005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

2020 teaching periods


HT3  Term 3

3 Aug 20 - 13 Sep 20

13 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
3 Aug 20

14 Aug 20

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Aug 20

Aims and objectives

From 2019 - New title: 

Contracting with Corporations (previously known as  Contract Law and Introduction to Corporations Law)

This unit aims to enable students to gain an understanding of (i) the law applicable to contracts, including contract formation, vitiation and remedies; (ii) an overview of corporations law, with a focus on how companies are established and the powers and responsibilities of companies and (iii) how companies enter into contracts and repercussions relating to businesses and entrepreneurial activities
 Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1 Critically analyse a range of legal concepts relating to corporate and contract law, drawing both from common law and statute law
2 Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of the legal status and capacities of companies
3 Apply critical thinking and analytical skills when applying legal concepts and principles
4. Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of independent research in contract law as it applies to corporations
5 Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of the options that are available to companies when contracts are breached, including legal and commercial options
6. Communicate proficiently to a range of audiences and function cohesively as an effective leader or member of a group

Courses with unit

 This unit is part of the Corporate Governance degrees in Swinburne’s Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship.