MLJ715 - Corporate Law and Policy


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For M729 (Juris Doctor) students only


MLJ701, MLJ702, MLJ703, MLJ704, MLJ711

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
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 - cloud (online)

1 x 2h class (recordings provided) + 2h online seminar (live streamed and recordings provided) per week


This unit is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of the fundamental principles and underlying company law, from the incorporation of companies, issues related to shares and shareholder rights, the internal corporate governance of companies, external administration of companies and the significant role of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the fundamental policies related to the disqualification of directors, continuous disclosure and its policy to whistle blowing. Particular emphasis is placed on the role and impact of companies in the modern society and the contemporary expectation that companies should be responsible citizens. Broader and fundamental theories of company law will be explored and compared, including the shareholder primacy theory, the enlighten shareholder value theory, the stakeholder theory and the director primary theory – all fundamental and complex corporate law debates that have not yet been resolved satisfactorily, but which are currently underpinned by a significant body of scholarly work and government reports in Australia and internationally.

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