Fundamentals of Corporate Law (LAWS6810)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit is designed for those wishing to pursue postgraduate study involving aspects of corporate law, but who lack the required previous exposure to the subject. As our postgraduate units in corporate law (other than this unit and LAWS6319 Fundamentals of the Board and Directors' Duties) are generally specialised and taught at an advanced level, those wishing to enrol in such units but who have not studied corporate law in a law school environment should undertake this unit. The unit focuses on the fundamental principles of law applying to public and proprietary companies. It starts with a brief history of the development of the corporate form and the evolution of Australian corporate law, before examining a range of core topics, such as the nature of corporate personality, the incorporation process, corporate constitution and governance rules, and shareholder rights and remedies. The unit will also include a brief introduction to directors duties, however, students who lack previous exposure to corporate law and wish to examine this topic in greater detail are advised also to enrol in the unit, LAWS6319 Fundamentals of the Board and Directors' Duties. It is recommended that students wishing to undertake further study in the area of shareholder rights enrol in LAWS6957 Shareholders Remedies.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
Further unit of study information
Mar 3, 4 & 7, 8 (9-4)
general class participation and specified seminar discussions (20%), class quiz (20%), take-home exam (60%)
Redmond, Companies and Securities Law: Commentary and Materials (6th edition, 2013)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
This unit replaced LAWS6810 Introductory Corporate Law. Available to MLLR students who commence after Jan 2015.
Prohibition: students who have undertaken the equivalent of Corporations Law in Australia within the last 5 years
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.