Course Title: Insolvency

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Insolvency

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LAW1045

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Spring2013,
HE Flexible 2016

Course Coordinator: Kathy Douglas

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2037

Course Coordinator Email: kathy.douglas@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13 City Campus


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study
040015 - Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods"


 


Course Description

This course examines insolvency principles and the relevant provisions of the Corporations Act and the Bankruptcy Act. Specific areas of study include the processes by which insolvency proceedings are instituted, different forms of administration of insolvent companies; arrangements under the Bankruptcy Act, the effect of insolvency on the debtor; and the powers and duties of the insolvency practitioner. Cross border insolvency will also be covered.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See learning outcomes
 


Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the legal principles relevant to corporate insolvency and bankruptcy, liquidation ,property available to creditors in bankruptcy and liquidation; and the duties of trustees, receivers, administrators and liquidators
2. critically evaluate the insolvency and identify areas of reform;
3. analyse and research complex problems relating to insolvency and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives;
4. demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to insolvency and generate appropriate responses

 


Overview of Learning Activities

To achieve the objectives listed above this course requires you to participate in various learning activities. These activities comprise the following:

* Leading class discussion on legal problems and policy issues.
* Engaging in legal research by traditional means but also using electronic legal data bases and internet searching,
* Participation in class discussion
 


Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be advised of the prescribed text for this course and other reading materials upon enrolment.


This course is supported online using the Learning Hub.  The learning hub gives access to important announcements, staff contact details, the teaching schedule, assessment timelines and a variety of important teaching and learning materials. The Learning Hub of the DLS can be found at http://www.rmit.edu.au/online.


 


Overview of Assessment

The courses of the RMIT Graduate School of Business and Law use assessment to measure and report on your achievement of capabilities against learning outcomes and to provide you with feedback on your performance and progress.

Generally assessment you will face may include case studies, assignments, group projects and an end of semester examination.