Area of Study
Legal Studies, Pre-Law
Taught In English
Substantial and successful prior study of law
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module examines the most common juristic person, the company (limited by shares
or guarantee and both public and private limited companies). The cornerstones of the
module include critical evaluation of the role of the company as a separate legal juristic
person, directors and their duties, shareholders and their legal remedies, employees and
their position apropos the Companies Act 2006.
Close examination is undertaken of the policy and reform process leading up to the
enactment of the Companies Act 2006. Primary sources (statute and case law) and
secondary sources (academic comment, reform discussion) are used at length during the
Topics covered include:
? Company Law History and Introduction
? Corporate Personality
? Some Trends in Company Law Reform
? The Companies Act 2006 and the CLRSG
? The Corporate Constitution
? Directors Duties (I): Appointment, Power and (as were) Common Law Duties &
? Directors Duties (II): Fiduciary Duties, Enforcement of Fair Dealing and Human
? Corporate Governance I
? Corporate Governance II
? Shareholders (I): The Relationship between the Company and the Shareholder
? Shareholders (II): Rights of Participation and Legal Action
? Employees: Protecting their Interest ? class assessment exercise
? Corporate Finance
? Insider Dealing
? Corporate Manslaughter
? Company Share Capital Maintenance
? Corporate Insolvency (1)
? Corporate Insolvency (2)
? Course Overview and Revision
Teaching: Lectures and seminars
STUDY OPTION 1:
? Exam (70%)
? Coursework ? Essay (30%)
STUDY OPTION 2: Alternative assessment (tbc)
STUDY OPTION 3: Alternative assessment (tbc)
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
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