|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Law and Justice|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||29 May 2022|
This is a core course in the Juris Doctor program. It is approved by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (Qld) and Chief Justice of Queensland as meeting the company law area of knowledge under the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld) and therefore deals with elements of company law, specifically: corporate personality; the incorporation process; the corporate constitution; company contracts; administration of companies and management of the business of companies; duties and liabilities of directors and officers; share capital and membership; members’ remedies; company credit and security arrangements; and winding up of companies.
Companies are the business form of choice which dominate the commercial landscape. The variety, size and structure of companies varies greatly. The object of this course is to provide students with an overview of the major principles and mechanisms of company law. On completion of this course, students will have sufficient legal information concerning choice of the corporate business form, including formation and characteristics of a company; the corporate constitution; corporate finance, share structure and membership; constitution and powers of corporate organs (board and general meeting); corporate authority; corporate governance including directors' duties; shareholders' remedies; and administration and winding up of the company. The course also provides students with opportunities to develop their skills in problem solving and statutory interpretation.
|Semester 1, 2022||Online|