Corporations and Contract Law

LAW60003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours (3 hours per week)

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

Results:
5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

Census:
31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

Dates:
1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

Results:
6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

Census:
31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
14 Mar 22 - 12 Jun 22

Results:
5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
27 Mar 22

Census:
8 Apr 22

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Apr 22

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

Results:
28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22


Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

The general aim of this core unit is to enable students to gain an understanding of the law applicable to contracts and companies that are employed in the modern business environment. In particular the primary focus is on the contracting activities and its repercussions relating to businesses and entrepreneurial activities. The operations of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) which regulate the activities of companies, company officers and shareholders also take significance in this unit.
 
After successfully completing this unit, you should 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. Generate a range of solutions from case law drawing on analysis and interpretation of the Corporations Act 2001, the common law and other related state and commonwealth legislations.

3. Apply critical thinking and analytical skills when applying legal concepts and principles.

4. Construct coherent and logical legal arguments and communicate them effectively in both written and oral activities assigned.

5. Apply advanced knowledge of a wide range of legal concepts, principles and rules of Australian contract and corporations’ law and to explain their relationship in the conduct of businesses and entrepreneurial activities.