Corporations Law (LAWS5014)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study considers the legal structure of the corporation as an organisational form for both public and proprietary companies. It is designed as an introduction to both the general law of corporations and the Australian regulatory context. The focus of this unit is on the nature of the corporation and its governance structure. The unit covers issues such as the implications of the company as a separate legal entity, power to bind the company, duties of directors, and shareholders rights and remedies. Students will be required to evaluate critically existing corporate law and reform proposals, with particular reference to legislative policy and underpinning theory.
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Further unit of study information
2x2hr seminars/week for 10 weeks
Compulsory interim exam (20%) and final 3hr exam (80%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
LAWS2003 or LAWS2014
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