2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Not offered in 2020
For students enrolled in M729: MLJ715
All other students: Nil
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week
1 x 1 hour class (recordings provided) and 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week
The significance of corporate insolvency laws was emphasised in the aftermath of the global financial crisis when a number of companies were unable to pay their debts and underwent insolvency proceedings. The Australian corporate insolvency law is contained in the Corporations Act 2001. This unit will include a study of the goals of insolvency law in a corporate context; the procedural aspects of the law; corporate insolvency cases and outcomes; Australian laws for cross-border insolvency; and international perspectives on corporate insolvency.
Explain and critically evaluate corporate insolvency law, its objectives and effect on different stakeholders.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Apply knowledge of corporate insolvency law to a range of complex fact situations.
GLO5: Problem solving
Conduct research on issues of corporate insolvency both in the domestic and international context based on an understanding of the normative principles and law.
GLO8: Global citizenship
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
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