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2012/13 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LAW1095 Introduction to Company Law

10 creditsClass Size: 49

Module manager: Michael Galanis

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2012/13

This module is mutually exclusive with

LAW2040Company Law
LUBS2810Business & the Legal Environ.

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

This 10 credit module provides an introduction to the law relating to public and private companies and their directors, shareholders and contractual counterparties.- This module is taught by lectures and seminars in semester 2- Assessment is by two 1,500 word essays.


On completion of this module students will have:
1. identified the significant primary sources of company law
2. considered the doctrine of precedent and its application to legal problem solving
3. gained knowledge of some practically significant areas of company law
4. learnt and practiced a technique of legal problem solving in relation to factual scenarios involving companies and their directors, shareholders and contractual counterparties.


1. primary sources of company law (statutes and case law) and the doctrine of precedent
2. company formation and corporate personality
3. the company constitution and its effect
4. corporate finance and its constraints
5. directors duties and their enforcement
6. shareholder remedies
7. research using a legal database
8. an approach to legal problem solving.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours85.00
Total Contact hours15.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

2 x 1,500 word assessments (weights equally in their contribution to the overall mark for the module 90%) and 10% seminar performance (4 seminars)

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2 x 1,500 word assessments (weights equally in their contribution to the overall mark for the module)90.00
In-course AssessmentSeminar Performance (4 seminars)10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/08/2013


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