2018 Winter School Subject List

Corporations Law (LAWS2014) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

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

(1) Dr Fady Aoun - fady.aoun@sydney.edu.au

(1)  Law Team - Law.professional@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 08 Jan 2018 
End Date: 18 Jan 2018 
Capacity: 30 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Assumed Knowledge: - 

    LLB completion of all years 1 – 3 LAWS compulsories.. JD completion of all 1st year compulsories.

  2. Note: - 

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

  3. 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.


Optional interim test (20%) & Final 2hr closed book exam (80%)


Start Date: 08 Jan 2018     End Date: 18 Jan 2018


Mon 8th 10:00 - 17:00

Tues 9th 10:00 - 17:00

Wed 10th 10:00 - 17:00

Tues 16th 10:00 - 17:00

Wed 17th 10:00 - 17:00

Thurs 18th 10:00 - 17:00

Mid Session Exam

Mon 15th Jan, 10:00 start (1 hr exam)

Final Exam

Mon 12th Feb, 10:00 Start (2 hr exam & 30 mins reading time)


New Law School Lecture Theatre 024


Paul Redmond AM, Corporations and Financial Markets Law (7th ed, Thomson Reuters LBC, 2017)