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Corporations Law - LAWS5014

Year - 2020

This unit of study examines the law affecting modern business corporations operating in Australia. It examines corporate law, the regulation of markets in corporate securities and the current Australian regulatory environment. Topics examined include corporate formation and the consequences of the company as an entity with its own personality, regulating the internal functioning of companies including the operation of the company's constitution and the role and duties of corporate directors to the company and its members, the rights and remedies available to shareholders to protect their investment, the authority of corporate officers and the responsibility of companies to outsiders for their actions, financing the company's operations through debt and equity, the external administration of companies in financial distress, winding up and deregistering companies, and regulating on-market and off-market transactions in corporate securities. We will evaluate current rules and doctrines, as well as proposals for their reform, in light of the economic and social policy considerations influencing their design and functioning.

Classes
2x2hr seminars/week for 10 weeks (daytime stream), 1x3hr seminar/wk fo 13 weeks (evening stream)

Assessment
Compulsory interim exam (30%) and final 2hr open-book exam (70%)

Additional information
Professor Jason Harris

Prohibitions

LAWS2003 or LAWS2014

Details

Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
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
Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
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: Professor Jason Harris (daytime stream), Dr Kym Sheehab (evening stream)
HECS Band: 3
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