Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
For more information, contact the Melbourne Law Masters office.
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The law of corporate insolvency plays a significant role in a modern economy. Recent economic downturns, coupled with several high-profile corporate collapses, have highlighted its importance. This subject, which is taught by lawyers who practise day-to-day in the area, covers not only the formal insolvency regimes (liquidation, administration and receivership) and relevant ‘black letter law‘, but also the underlying policies and principles. Attention is given to the interaction with other areas of the law (e.g. property, equity, contract) and to ‘real-world’ commercial and legal issues that typically arise in an insolvency. The subject is of particular relevance to practitioners whose work involves dealing with such issues – whether from the ‘back end’ (e.g. litigators) or ‘front end’ (e.g. transactional, banking or property lawyers who need to anticipate them).
Principal topics will include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject should:
Class participation (20%)
Take-home examination (80%) (12 pm 15 June to 5 pm 18 June)
10,000 word research paper (80%) (18 June) on a topic approved by the subject coordinator
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Visit the Melbourne Law Masters website for more information about this subject.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/masters/courses-and-subjects/subject-details/sid/5163|
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