HI6027 BUSINESS & CORPORATIONS LAW 2018 GROUP ASSIGNMENT

    HI6027 BUSINESS & CORPORATIONS
    LAW
    2018
    GROUP ASSIGNMENT
    Due date: Week 10
    Maximum marks: 20 (20%)
    Group report: 15%
    Presentation: 5%
    Instructions:
    This assignment is to be submitted by the due date via SafeAssign on
    Blackboard.
    This assignment is to be submitted in accordance with assessment policy
    stated in the Unit Outline and Student Handbook.
    It is the responsibility of the student submitting the work to ensure that the
    work is in fact his/her own work. Ensure that when incorporating the works
    of others into your submission that it appropriately acknowledged.
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    This is a group assignment. 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
    word 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.
    PART A: CONTRACT LAW QUESTIONS
    1. Refer to the prescribed textbook: Fitzpatrick J, Symes C, Veljanovski A & Parker
    D, Business and Corporations Law 3
    rd ed. (2017), LexisNexis Butterworths
    Australia.
    2. 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 problem-type question and not a short answer question.
    3. 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.
    4. In not more than 1,000 words, answer your chosen legal case question using the
    IRAC method.
    5. 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.
    6. Your references must be listed in a Reference list at the end of the Part A
    question.
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    PART B: CORPORATIONS LAW QUESTIONS
    1. Again, refer to Business and Corporations Law 3
    rd edition by Fitzpatrick et al.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. In not more than 1,000 words, answer your chosen legal case question using the
    IRAC method.
    5. 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.
    6. Your references must be listed in a Reference list at the end of the Part B
    question.
    GROUP PRESENTATION
    1. Summarise your answers for Parts A and B of the group report.
    2. Present and discuss the summary of your answers in 10 minutes (5 minutes for
    each part).
    3. The Presentation will be done in class or video recording. Your lecturer will
    advise which is more appropriate.
    a. Whether in-class or video presentation, all members must present. The
    group will be marked down if not all members present.
    4. Video link must be uploaded to a publicly-viewable video sharing platform (ex.
    Youtube, Dropbox, Google drive) and the video link uploaded on Blackboard.
    5. 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.
    IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
     You must email your lecturer your list of group members and chosen questions
    by week 4.
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     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.
     No submission of either the group report or video presentation link on
    Blackboard/SafeAssign (if doing a video presentation) is equivalent to nonsubmission,
    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
    Holmes Institute regulations. A properly referenced assignment showing in-text
    citation is critical to passing the group assignment.
     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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