USA CORPORATIONS LAW

LAW5ACL

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will study distinctive aspects of American Corporations Law. In particular, students will be introduced to: Company Formation; Financing & Valuation; Limited Liability & Piercing Corporate veil; Governance; Mergers & Acquisitions; Duty of Care; Indemnification & Insurance; Duty of Loyalty - Self Dealing & Corporate Opportunity; Controlling Shareholders-Self Dealing; Freezeouts, Looting & Sale of Corporate Office; Corporate Litigation; Close Corporations; Takeovers; Federal Securities Laws.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUnderstanding corporate lawRecommendedPinto, A. and Branson, D.3RD EDN, LEXIS NEXIS, 2009

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and describe the distinctive aspects of corporate law in the United States of America

Activities:
Lectures and seminars, prescribed and recommended reading, annotated bibliography assessment requiring reading and analysis of primary and secondary legal materials. .

02. Identify the requirements of company formation and apply to a fact situation the principle incidents of corporate law in the United States of America

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading materials, annotated bibliography assessment requiring reading and analysis of primary and secondary legal materials

03. .Identify, locate and distinguish the various Federal Securities laws in the United States of America

Activities:
Lectures and seminars, prescribed and recommended reading, assessment requiring reading and analysis of primary and secondary legal materials, final assessment.

04. Communicate the results of legal research and analysis at a high level and in a style appropriate to the anticipated audience

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading materials, seminar case studies, lecturer facilitation

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2017, Week 33-36, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 33 - 34
Five 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via blended.
"classes from 7th August to 11th August"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500 word annotated bibliography of scholarly articles provided as key reading in the subject.To be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required.35 01, 02, 03
Presentation (5 min) relating to particular case study - United States corporate Law (800word equivPresented to class or recorded and uploaded online10 01, 02, 04
One take home exam requiring preparation of a memorandum of advice (4000 word equivalent)To be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required55 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2017, Week 33-36, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 33 - 34
Five 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via blended.
"Classes from 7th -11th August"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500 word annotated bibliography of scholarly articles provided as key reading in the subject.To be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required.35 01, 02, 03
Presentation (5 min) relating to particular case study - United States corporate Law (800word equivPresented to class or recorded and uploaded online10 01, 02, 04
One take home exam requiring preparation of a memorandum of advice (4000 word equivalent)To be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required55 01, 02, 03, 04