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Key facts

UNE unit code: LSSU391

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Start
  • Trimester 2 - On Campus
  • Trimester 2 - Online
Campus
  • Armidale Campus
24/7 online support
  • Yes
Intensive schools
Intensive Schools

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  • No
Supervised exam
  • Yes
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit is available to non-law students only. The unit introduces students to the legal principles applicable to commercial associations with an emphasis on corporations. The topics covered include: sole traders, partnerships and the law of agency; trusts (discretionary, unit, and hybrid); joint ventures; superannuation entities; the function and structure of companies; corporate governance; member's rights; corporate liability; corporate finance; takeovers and schemes of arrangement; financial records, financial reporting and audit requirements; and companies in distress.

Offerings

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Teaching period

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Mode/location
Trimester 2On Campus, Armidale Campus
Trimester 2Online

*Offering is subject to availability

Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Pre-requisites
Pre-requisites

A pre-requisite is a unit that you must pass before you will be permitted to enrol in a related or subsequent unit. Most pre-requisite units will contain foundation knowledge which is essential for success in later units. Read more.

LS251 or LSSU251
Restrictions
Restrictions

A restriction describes a unit that you have already successfully completed, which is considered the equivalent to another unit that you are attempting to enrol in. Depending on the units you have completed previously, you may be exempt from completing subsequent restricted units. Read more.

GSB749 or LS351 or LS291 or LS391 or LSSU591

Notes

Legal Studies unit available to all students, other than Law students, subject to degree rules

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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Same VarayudejLecturer - School of Law

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the regulatory framework; the theoretical principles; and the sources of law (statutes and case law) of corporations in Australia;
  2. use cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement to identify issues; evaluate the relevant legislation and case law; and apply the appropriate principles of corporations law to provide a solution to factual problems; and
  3. demonstrate an ability to employ the skills of legal research techniques, reasoning and argument to coherently communicate independent opinions on legal issues relevant to corporations law.

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We understand the challenges faced by busy adults studying at home. We know that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community. Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter. UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality, support and overall experience.*

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