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MLC713 - Corporate Insolvency Law and Policy


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:

Not offered in 2020

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 3: Jenni Lightowlers

For students enrolled in M729: MLJ715

All other students: Nil

Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

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.

  These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit.
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


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.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

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.

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1 (Individual) Research essay 4000 words 40% Information not yet available
Examination 2 hours 60% Exam period

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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