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CO5121 - Law of Business Organisations

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

This subject provides students with the knowledge of partnership and corporations law that is required for admission to membership of the accounting professional bodies in Australia. Coverage includes the nature and existence of partnerships; partners' duties; partnership property; relations with outsiders; assignment, retirement, expulsion and dissolution; limited partnerships. It also provides detailed treatment of types and formation of corporations; the concept of separate legal entity; share capital and membership; lifting of the corporate veil; basic principles of debt and equity finance (securing debt and raising capital); replaceable rules, corporate constitution and the statutory contract; altering the corporate constitution; powers of the board and the general meeting; meetings, and statutory validation; directors' duties; capital maintenance and insolvent trading; members remedies; corporate authority and the indoor management rule; voluntary administration, receivership and liquidations.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the formation and operation of partnerships and companies (including limited partnerships);
  • describe the rights, duties and liabilities of partners and those who deal with them;
  • describe corporate membership, the process for raising capital, capital maintenance, insolvent trading, voluntary administration, receivership and liquidation;
  • describe the relationship between the general meeting, the board and corporate management (including director's duties and member's remedies);
  • describe the significance of separate legal entity, authority, the indoor mangement rule and situations in which the corporate veil may be lifted.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: CO5119 OR LB5004
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CO5221 CO5112

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 7, Block
Census Date 05-Jul-2012
Non-standard start/end 16-Jun-2012 to 27-Jul-2012
Face to face teaching 16-Jun-2012 to 15-Jul-2012 (16/17 June, 30 June, 1 July, 14/15 July 9am-5pm each day)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars - as per the subject study guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Floyd
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars - Refer to individual subject study guide for detail.
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Floyd
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars - Refer to individual subject study guide for detail.
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Floyd
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars - Refer to individual subject study guide for detail.
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Floyd
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars - Refer to individual subject study guide for detail.
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Floyd
Lecturer: Mr Malik Abdul Kader.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars - Refer to individual subject study guide for detail.
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

Townsville, Study Period 9, Block
Census Date 04-Oct-2012
Face to face teaching 29-Sep-2012 to 28-Oct-2012 (29/30 Sep, 13/14 Oct, 27/28 Oct 9am - 5pm each day)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Floyd
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars - Refer to individual subject study guide for detail.
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

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