Company Law

Course NameCompany Law
Course CodeLEG235
DescriptionThis course is concerned with the central concepts relevant to the company, such as limited liability and legal personality, the competing interests of different groups of individuals who are affected by a company’s operations, such as its directors, shareholders, creditors and employees, their subsequent duties, and the role that the law can play in protecting such individuals.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Explain the main concepts which underpin company law, including separate legal personality and limited liability;
– Comprehend the policy issues which arise regarding the regulation of companies, including the views of different commentators about those policy issues;
– Discuss the main principles and rules which seek to regulate and protect different participants within companies, especially their directors, shareholders and creditors;
– Summarise the issues that arise in respect of large, widely-owned, public companies, and the strategies that have been developed to ensure such companies are well-governed;
– Identify the legal issues raised by complex hypothetical ‘problem question’ scenarios, and apply their knowledge of the main principles and rules of company law to articulate well-argued solutions to those questions;
– Critically analyse and evaluate selected areas of company law, and place the policy issues raised by company law in their social, economic and political contexts;
– Develop well-reasoned analysis and arguments for the reform of selected areas of company law, including by engaging critically with the arguments of other commentators.
SchoolJohn H. Carey II School of Law
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS