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LAWS1091 is only available in T2 by School Consent. Contact UNSW Law Students Services for more information. 

This course examines the central legislative rules and legal principles of corporation's law. Foundational principles such as limited liability and rights attached to shares are examined together with the rights of shareholders and other stakeholders. There is a particular focus on the appointment and removal of directors and officers, and their duties and decision-making processes. Wider policy issues, including the powers and role of the regulators, are also examined. 

Main Topics

  • Introduction to the Corporation and incorporating under Australian law
  • The implications of separate legal personality and limited liability
  • The corporate constitution
  • Decision Making by the Board of Directors and General Meeting
  • Theories of the corporation and corporate governance
  • Corporate contracting
  • Directors’ statutory and general law duties
  • Shareholders' remedies
  • Regulatory responsibilities
  • Corporate Criminality
  • Corporate insolvency
  • Corporate groups
Faculty Faculty of Law
Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1, Term 2



Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: Principles of Private Law (LAWS1150 /JURD7150), Contracts (LAWS1075/JURD7175) and Equity and Trusts (LAWS2385/JURD7285).

Course Outline

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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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