LAW220 Business Organisations Law (8)


This subject examines the difference between various types of business organisation before focusing on corporations law, including the way in which corporations are formed, rules regulating internal relationships within corporations, relationships with outsiders, the duties of directors and other officers, fundraising and the termination of corporations with a particular focus on liquidation.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
DistanceAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Session 2
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
InternalPort Macquarie
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Session 3
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LAW220
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment restrictions

Students enrolling in LAW220 who have completed LAW100 and LAW210 are not required to complete the prerequisite LAW110.
Not available to students who have completed LAW310 or LAW380
Students may not enroll concurrently in Law 380 and Law 220.
Not available to students who have completed LAW281.
Prerequisite(s)Incompatible subject(s)
LAW110LAW281 LAW380

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify the different types of business organisation and the sources of the law regulating them;
  • be able to explain what is the most appropriate form of organisation for a business undertaking in specific circumstances;
  • be able to identify and explain the rules of law regulating the internal relationship between the participants of each organisation and between the organisation and third parties;
  • be able to use legal research skills to apply the law to legal problems .


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The nature of different business organisations;
  • Partnership;
  • The law of agency;
  • Formation of corporations;
  • Corporate liability in crime, tort and contract;
  • Corporate governance and the corporate constitution;
  • Membership of a corporation - members? meetings and remedies;
  • Directors' duties;
  • Corporate finance: shares and debentures;
  • Fundraising
  • External control - liquidation


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.