LAWS6311 - Advanced Directors’ Duties
- This unit will examine the role and responsibilities of corporate directors, focusing on the various legal rules used to regulate directors' duties and competencies, and considering the directors' corresponding protections
It will explore the function of these rules and the various mechanisms they deploy to regulate agency problems arising between the board and shareholders as a class; between the board/majority shareholders and minority shareholders; and between the board and other stakeholder groups, notably creditors and employees. The approach will be comparative (making reference to techniques used in the US, UK, continental Europe and Australia), with the goal being to provide a detailed and sophisticated understanding of the applicable legal rules and their practical effectiveness.
- Class Participation (10%)
- 8,000 Word Essay or Take-Home Exam (90%)
Semester 2 Intensive
16, 17 & 19, 20 September 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.