2018 Winter School Subject List

Corporations Law (LAWS2014) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Law (Sydney Law School)
Department: Law
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1)  Michael Skinner - mikegskinner@gmail.com

(1)  Michael Skinner - mikegskinner@gmail.com

Start Date: 11 Jan 2017 
End Date: 24 Jan 2017 
Capacity: 30 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016 
Census date: 18 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Note: - 

    All enrolments are subject to approval by the Sydney Law School.

  2. Note: - 

    Enrolment is restricted to University of Sydney Bachelor of Laws students only.


This unit of study considers the legal structure of the corporation as an organisational form for both public and proprietary companies. It is designed as an introduction to both the general law of corporations and the Australian regulatory context. The focus of this unit is on the nature of the corporation and its governance structure. The unit covers issues such as the implications of the company as a separate legal entity, power to bind the company, duties of directors, and shareholders rights and remedies. Students will be required to evaluate critically existing corporate law and reform proposals, with particular reference to legislative policy and underpinning theory.


1 x 1hr interim class test consisting of Multiple Choice: 25 questions and 5 parts for each question, and 1 x 2hr 20 mins final exam consisting of Corporate Law problems in Standard form.


Start Date: 11 Jan 2017     End Date: 24 Jan 2017


Mon - Fri : 9:00 – 13:00 hrs

Final Exam: Friday 3 Feb, 10:00 hrs Start (2 hrs 20 mins & 15 mins reading time).


Lectures: New Law School Lecture Theatre 026

Final Exam: New Law School Lecture Theatre 024


Redmond, 6th edition Corporations and Financial Markets Law, published 2013.