THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
MELBOURNE LAW SCHOOL
Associate Professor Helen Anderson
|A. WELCOME TO CORPORATE LAW | |B. INTRODUCTORY MATTERS | |C. LECTURE OUTLINE, READING GUIDE and TUTORIAL PROGRAM | |D. SKILLS ASSIGNMENT | |E. EXAMINATION |
Copies of copyright matter in this compilation of course material have been made in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) for the teaching purposes of the University. FOR USE ONLY BY STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE ENROLLED IN CORPORATE LAW Revised November, 2012
Welcome to Corporate Law, a subject that looks at the way companies are regulated. You will have previously studied Principles of Business Law, in which you investigated the legal environment of business. In this subject, we look specifically at the legal environment of companies. This subject is a survey of the law governing the formation, regulation, and termination of companies. It analyses the internal controls on company management and their effects upon outsiders, regulation of the raising of capital and the securities markets.
Why Study Corporate Law?
You may be studying this subject for a number of reasons. First, many of you will be studying corporate law as part of the prerequisites of the Institute of Chartered Accountants or the Australian Society of Certified Public Accountants. Others will be studying the subject to obtain a broad understanding of the regulation of companies, or to get a taste of studying law before deciding to take a JD. Whatever your reason, corporate law is an interesting and engaging subject that expands your knowledge of the world. During this semester, you will develop skills for analysing legal issues arising in the context of companies.
B. INTRODUCTORY MATTERS
The following Introductory Matters are outlined in this section:
1. Administrative matters
2. Subject aims and objectives
3. Approach to learning corporate law
4. Subject evaluation and review
5. Assessment information and timetable
6. Reference books, journals and other sources of information
1. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS
Melbourne Law School Student Centre
for enquiries about special consideration, change of tutorial times, and extensions on assessment
Subject Coordinator and Lecturer:
Associate Professor Helen Anderson
Melbourne Law School
Telephone 9035 5467
Consultation by appointment – please contact me at the above email address or by phone to arrange a time.
The tutorial leaders are:
Ms Genevieve Grant
Ms Raelene Harrison
Ms Janette Nankivell
Mr Andrew Newman
Dr Janine Pascoe
Ms Melody Webb
Ms Elizabeth Southwood
Mr David Babovic
Others to be advised
Consultation with Tutorial Leaders
Each of the tutorial leaders are available for individual student consultation. The particular arrangements for each tutor will be announced in the first tutorial, which is held in the second week of the semester.
Study Skills Subjects
If you are experiencing study-related problems, you are advised to seek assistance from specially trained staff at the Language and Learning Skills Unit, located at 723 Swanston Street, Carlton. This is a department of The University of Melbourne. Students may make an appointment for an individual consultation, or meet with groups of students with similar problems. All consultations are free and confidential.
The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is also part of the Language and...
References: R P Austin and I M Ramsay, Ford’s Principles of Corporations Law, 15th edition, 2012, LexisNexis Butterworths
P Lipton and A Herzberg, Understanding Company Law, 16th edition, 2012, Law Book Company
E Boros and J Duns, Corporate Law, 2nd edition, 2010, Oxford University Press
C. LECTURE OUTLINE, READING GUIDE and
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