Case Studies of Business Law and Corporations Law

The Group Assignment aims to provide students with an opportunity to work in a collaborative
environment in solving two case problems by citing the relevant legal rules and cases and applying
these to the facts of the case.
Students are to form groups, with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 students per group. The
assignment consists of 2 parts: a 2,000 words written report and an 8-10 minutes (maximum) in-class
or video presentation.
Instructions: Please read and re-read carefully to avoid mistakes.
Group Report

  1. This group assignment consists of 2 parts. Part A is a case study on contract law, and Part B is a
    question involving Corporations Law. Both questions must be answered.
  2. The total word limit for the group report is 2,000 words (+/- 10% allowed) with each part having
    a maximum word count of 1,000 words. Word count limits are strictly enforced. A deduction of 2
    marks will be imposed for every 50 words over the word count for either part of the report.
    Anything over the word count will not be read by your lecturer.
  3. The total word count for the report as well as each part must be clearly written on the cover sheet
    of the assignment. A paper will not be marked if the word counts are not written on the cover
    sheet.
  4. The group report is worth 10% of total marks for this assignment.
  5. Each group must submit a draft of their report on Blackboard according to the due dates below.
    If a draft is not submitted, the final report will not be marked.
    ? by week 8 if class is in the normal mode
    ? by week 4 if class is in block mode 1
    ? by week 9 is class is in block mode 2
    Part A: Contract Law Question
    i. Refer to the prescribed textbook: Fitzpatrick J, Symes C, Veljanovski A & Parker D, Business
    and Corporations Law 3
    rd ed. (2017), LexisNexis Butterworths Australia.
    ii. From Part 1 – Business, Chapters 2 to 6 on Contract Law, refer to the Problem Questions
    at the end of the chapter and choose one (1) question. Note: it must be a case problemtype question and not a short answer question.
    iii. You must send your lecturer the number of your question and the page on which it
    appears for approval. Do not start work on a question without obtaining your lecturer’s
    prior approval.
    iv. In not more than 1,000 words, answer your chosen legal case question using the IRAC
    method.
    v. Your answer must be supported by relevant law and cases decided by Australian courts
    (preferably the High Court) and/or scholarly articles. A minimum of 3 references are
    required for th
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    Part B: Corporations Law Questions
    i. Again, refer to Business and Corporations Law 3
    rd edition by Fitzpatrick et al.
    ii. This time, refer to Part 2 – Corporations, Chapters 7 to 10 on Corporations. Refer to the
    Problem Questions at the end of the chapter and choose one (1) question. Note: it must
    be a case problem-type question and not a short answer question.
    iii. You must send your lecturer the number of your question and the page on which it
    appears for approval. Do not start work on a question without obtaining your lecturer’s
    prior approval.
    iv. In not more than 1,000 words, answer your chosen legal case question using the IRAC
    method.
    v. Your answer must be supported by relevant law and cases decided by Australian courts
    (preferably the High Court) and/or scholarly articles. A minimum of 3 references are
    required for this part of the report.
    vi. Your references must be listed in a Reference list at the end of the Part B question.
    Group Presentation
  6. Summarise your answers for Parts A and B of the group report.
  7. Present and discuss the summary of your answers in 10 minutes (5 minutes for each part).
  8. The Presentation will be done in class or video recording. Your lecturer will advise which is more
    appropriate.
    ? Whether in-class or video presentation, all members must present. The group will be marked
    down if not all members present.
  9. Video link must be uploaded to a publicly-viewable video sharing platform (ex. Youtube, Dropbox,
    Google drive) and the video link uploaded on Blackboard.
  10. A video presentation consists of both images and audio. For this reason, a plain Power Point
    presentation showing slides even with accompanying voice recording is not considered a video
    and, hence, not allowed.
  11. The group presentation is worth 10% of total marks for this assignment.
    Important Reminders:
    ? You must email your lecturer your list of group members and chosen questions by week 4.
    ? You must obtain approval by email from your lecturer of your group and chosen questions
    before starting work on it. Please note: failure to obtain lecturer approval will result in a
    failing mark for the entire group for the group assignment.
    ? All group report submissions must be de done online and run through SafeAssign. No hard
    copies are to be submitted. Only one group member needs to submit for the whole group.
    ? Please fill in the “Rubric Group Report” sheet (available in Blackboard under “Assignments
    and Due dates) and attach as a cover sheet to your group report and upload on Blackboard.
    ? Each team member also must also submit to their lecturer a “Peer Evaluation of Individual
    Participation in Group Assignment” sheet (available in Blackboard under “Assignments and
    Due dates) with their presentation/video.
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    ? No submission of either the group report or video presentation link on Blackboard/SafeAssign
    (if doing a video presentation) is equivalent to non-submission, which will merit a mark of 0
    (zero) for the group assignment.
    ? GROUPS OF LESS THAN 3 AND MORE THAN 5 PEOPLE WILL RECEIVE A PENALTY OF 10 marks
    (50%).
    ? Group report must be submitted via SafeAssign on Blackboard and show a similarity
    percentage figure. Any group report that does not show a SafeAssign similarity percentage
    will not be marked and be required to re-submit.
    ? Late submissions will be subject to Holmes Institute policy on student assessment submission
    and late penalties (please refer to subject outline and Student handbook).
    ? All reports are expected to observe proper referencing in accordance with the Australian
    Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC). A copy of the AGLC may be read online for free via this link:
    https://law.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/2877782/AGLC3.pdf
    ? In general, for written reports, a SafeAssign similarity percentage of 25% or below is
    acceptable. Regardless of the similarity figure, all group reports must use in-text citation and
    observe proper referencing rules.

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