Rubric for Problem-Based Assessment in Company Law Explanation: The purpose of the problem-based assessment in Company Law 266 is to assess student’s knowledge, understanding and application of fundamental legal concepts and principles relating to company law using ‘real-world’ problems (scenarios). Students are required to write assignments using relevant sources of information, appropriate language and correct referencing. Assessment Criteria: Knowledge and application: Relevant legal concepts and principles of company law are identified, clearly explained and correctly applied o Explanation of key concepts and principles o Application of relevant concepts and principles o Logical and coherent conclusion Content supported/substantiated by appropriate and credible legal authority o Appropriate and relevant primary (legislation and case law) and secondary sources (e.g. textbooks) are used Professional writing o Logical and coherent structure o Correct grammar and spelling o Accurate and consistent referencing
Levels of performance: Unacceptable: Does not meet the criteria Acceptable: Demonstrates a satisfactory/adequate level of performance on most of the criteria Commendable: Demonstrates a very good level of competency on most criteria Exemplary: Demonstrates a very high level of mastery on all criteria
Rubric for Company Law – Assessment Two
Performance Level Criteria Knowledge and application of relevant legal concepts and principles
Level 1 Unacceptable Relevant legal concepts and principles have not been identified or clearly explained. Content is vague. Relevant legal principles have not been adequately applied to the problem.
Level 2 Acceptable Sufficient relevant legal concepts and principles are identified but with limited explanation.
Level 3 Commendable Most relevant legal concepts and principles are identified with sufficient explanation.
Level 4 Exemplary Relevant legal concepts and principles are identified and explained clearly, logically, coherently and comprehensively. The application of the relevant legal principles to the problem is highly logical, well-reasoned and comprehensive. Conclusion is comprehensive, valid, and consistent with the discussion and application of legal principles. Content is fully and convincingly substantiated by appropriate and reliable legal sources. Mostly primary sources have been used. Content is presented in a highly logical and coherent manner, and is very well structured. Writing is very fluent and readable with only the occasional grammatical or spelling error.
The application of the relevant legal principles to the problem is adequate but incomplete.
The application of the relevant legal principles to the problem is mostly logical and coherent.
Conclusion is absent or unconnected to the content.
Conclusion is brief. It is partially valid and consistent with the application of legal principles. Content is supported by few primary and secondary legal sources. Sources are mostly secondary legal sources. Content is presented somewhat logically with a marginally coherent structure, but at times difficult to follow. Writing has several grammatical and spelling errors that detract from the meaning of the content. May have some deficiencies, but mostly can be comprehended.
Conclusion is mostly valid and consistent with the discussion and application of legal principles. Content is mostly supported by reliable and appropriate primary and secondary legal sources.
Content substantiated by appropriate and reliable legal authority
Content is not substantiated by any appropriate and reliable primary and secondary legal sources.
Professional writing Structure Grammar/Spelling Referencing
Content is not presented in any logical sequence. There is no coherent structure. Writing has numerous and fundamental grammatical and spelling errors that impede the meaning of the content. Content is impossible or extremely difficult to comprehend. Sources of information are not cited.
Content is presented in a logical sequence with a coherent structure. Writing contains some grammatical and spelling errors but does not detract from the meaning.
Most sources of information are cited using an appropriate referencing style but with some incomplete references and inconsistencies.
Substantial sources of information are cited using an appropriate referencing style but with some minor inconsistencies or errors.
All sources of information are cited using an appropriate referencing style accurately and consistently.
Rubric for Company Law – Assessment Two