Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject has a quota of 60 students. Please refer to the Melbourne Law JD website for further information about subject quotas
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
Successful completion of all the below subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
November, Semester 2
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law School welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Law School policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the School's programs.
The inherent academic requirements for the study in the Melbourne Law School are:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact Student Equity and Disability Support.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Jeannie Paterson
This subject will examine, from an advanced and specialist point of view, the rules, principles and practices of commercial law. An underlying theme will be the way in which different legal forms can be used to obtain similar commercial outcomes, and the legal, regulatory and commercial considerations that influence the choice of legal form.
Topics covered include:
This subject aims to equip students with an expert knowledge of the major areas of law within the field as well as integrating new practical skills, including those involved in planning a transaction, reviewing documents, assessing the interplay and implications of common law and statutory regimes.
Within the various topics, students will also consider a comparative law analysis.
Students who successfully complete this subject will have developed a solid grounding in the building blocks of commercial law, and will understand the various competing interests and issues that drive the way in which commercial transactions are structured and implemented.
Students will also gain experience in how case law, legislation, contractual terms, regulator guidance and commentary, and legal market practice can combine to influence the terms and structuring of commercial transactions. In particular, students will:
The due date of the above assessment will be available to students via the LMS.
Australian Finance Law 7th Ed, King & Wood Mallesons, Thomson Reuters.
Specialist printed materials will also be made available from the Melbourne Law School.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject students should have developed and demonstrated their skills as follows:
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