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LX4066: COMPANY LAW (HONOURS) (2017-2018)

Last modified: 14 Sep 2017 17:23


Course Overview

This course is useful for students who are interested in consolidating their knowledge of Company Law. It covers a wide variety of topics including the nature and function of limited liability, minority shareholder protection, directors’ duties, company contracts and legal capital. There are numerous career opportunities associated with this course.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Justin Borg-Barthet

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX) (Studied)
  • LS2533 Business Law (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

Course Aims: The course is aimed at providing students a solid understanding of the key issues in Company Law, namely: the nature and function of limited liability, the corporate constitution, company contracts, the division of powers within a company, directors’ duties, minority shareholder protection and legal capital. Main Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of the seminars, students are expected to understand the following: 1. Limited Liability and Lifting the Veil of Incorporation. 2. The company’s constitution. 3. Company contracts 4. Management including division of power between board and general meeting; residual powers of general meeting; general meetings and resolutions; board meetings; legal rules governing the enforceability of transactions with companies. 5. Directors’ Duties 6. Minority Shareholder protection. 7. Legal Capital. Knowledge and Understanding As above. Subject Specific Skills and Concepts As above. Key Skills (Transferable) Company Law facilitates development of students’ commercial awareness, communication, problem solving, and other skills. Content: The seminar programme will be as follows: 1. Limited Liability and Lifting the Veil of Incorporation. 2. The company’s constitution. 3. Company contracts. 4. Management including division of power between board and general meeting; residual powers of general meeting; general meetings and resolutions; board meetings; legal rules governing the enforceability of transactions with companies. 5. Directors’ Duties. 6. Minority Shareholder. protection 7. Legal Capital.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

19 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour exam. Students must attempt three questions from a choice of seven (100%). Resit: Normally, no resit is available.

Formative Assessment

Students must write 4 timed essays (2,000 words; 2,500 words for MA Legal Studies students) based on past exam papers. The course co-ordinator will grade each essay and provide individual feedback to each student.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided on the feedback form within three weeks from the date of submission.

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