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US Corporate Law - LAWS6844

Year - 2019

The objectives of this unit are: understand the history, structure and operation of US corporate law and corporate governance; to examine the common law, statutory provisions; and to explore the tension between state and federal law, including recent regulatory developments under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Act 2010. Specific issues discussed in the unit include the "race to the bottom" vs "race to the top" hypotheses; the US approach to veil-piercing; the governance role of shareholders under US law; directors' duties, including the duty of care and the duty of loyalty; the operation of the business judgment rule; derivative litigation; the law relating to closely held corporations; judicial review of tender offer defences.

Classes
Mar 18, 19 and 28, 29 (9-4)

Assessment
class participation (10%) and quiz (20%) and essay or take-home exam (70%)

Additional information
Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/

Details

Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive April

25 Mar 2019

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 19 Apr 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Jennifer Hill
HECS Band: 3
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