CORPORATE LAW - 2017/8
Module code: LAWM082
School of Law
JAMES T Mr (Schl of Law)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Seminar Hours: 22
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||3,000 WORD COURSEWORK||100|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
The course explores legal concepts in corporate law, and the wider debates and concerns surrounding them. It analyses the impact of reforms under the UK Companies Act 2006, and promotes discussion of the policy approach to corporate law prevailing in the UK and a number of other jurisdictions. Key elements include an analysis of the scope of limited liability and modern debates surrounding this concept and the capitalisation of the company; the regulation of relationships between members of the company inter se, and between the company, its owners and managers; and the principles and policies relevant to the protection of investors, shareholders and the company.
To provide an understanding of the role and relevance of key features of the corporate form
To provide an understanding of the relationships between the main actors in the corporate context, and their regulation
To introduce students to the theoretical and policy considerations underlying relevant legal rules
To enable students to consider the implications of legal rules from the perspective of their enforcement
|Display an understanding of the core principles of corporate law||KCP|
|Identify and discuss key legislative provisions of UK and overseas corporate law||KCP|
|Demonstrate a critical awareness of relevant policies, principles and authorities||KCP|
|Consider the workings of corporate law in a wider economic and social context||KCP|
|Show an awareness of the comparisons that may be drawn between jurisdictions, particularly those in the common law tradition||KCP|
|Conduct research using primary and secondary sources||PT|
|Identify relevant materials and apply them appropriately in addressing significant issues in the area of corporate law||PT|
|Engage in a critical evaluation of law and policy||PT|
|Construct a principled argument and to offer an assessment of alternative views||PT|
|Develop independent investigation skills and the ability to master detailed arguments||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
Corporate legal personality
The significance of capital
Minority protection regime
Approaches to investor protection
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to be student-led with the module convenor acting as a facilitator of discussions. Seminars are designed to be interactive so as to promote student-centred learning. Thus, students will be expected to have researched topic areas and to apply that research when discussing key issues and developments. Students will also be asked to prepare presentations on particular topics at the sessions. The critical ability of students in understanding and discussing key issues will be encouraged and fostered.
The teaching and learning strategy is accordingly designed to promote skills in critical analysis. It is also designed to stimulate independent and private study using a variety of primary and secondary sources so as to develop an acute understanding of the subject.
The learning and teaching methods include 2 hour weekly seminars x 11 weeks.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their conceptual and critical understanding of the subject, through their mastery of core principles and authorities, evaluation of relevant law and policy, development of research capabilities, and construction of independent arguments.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
1 x 3,000 words coursework assessment, due end of Semester 1 (January)
Formative assessment and feedback
Students will receive feedback on their performance during the module through verbal feedback in seminars, individual consultation with the module convenor and formative coursework exercise undertaken during the teaching term.
Reading list for CORPORATE LAW : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/lawm082
Programmes this module appears in
|International Commercial Law LLM||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.