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Fundamentals of Corporate Law - LAWS6810

Year - 2020

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.

Mar 9-12 (9-4)

class participation (10%), class presentation (10%), short essay question (25%) and take-home exam (55%)

Redmond, Corporations and Financial Markets Law: Commentary and Materials (7th edition, 2017)

Additional information
Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015. Academic Profile The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis


LAWS2014 or LAWS5014 or Students who have undertaken the equivalent of Corporations Law in Australia within the last 5 years.


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive March

17 Feb 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 13 Mar 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
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Olivia Dixon
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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