LAWS6810 - Fundamentals of Corporate Law
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 one) are all 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.
This unit will focus on the fundamental principles of law applying to public and proprietary companies. The unit will start with a brief history of the development of the corporate form and the evolution of Australian corporate law, before moving on to examine the nature of corporate personality, the incorporation process, corporate constitution, governance rules, duties of directors and remedies for shareholders.
Note: This unit replaced LAWS6810 Introductory Corporate Law.
- Take-home exam (100%)
Prohibitions: LAWS2003, LAWS2014, LAWS5014, CLAW2001, CLAW2201, CLAW6002 or equivalent unit
Redmond, Companies and Securities Law: Commentary and Materials (6th edition, 2013)
Semester 1 Intensive
3, 4 & 10, 11 April 2013
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
You can credit this unit towards Legal Professional Development (LPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Enrolment.