Semester 2, 2017

Corporations Law - Essay Notes (H1 - 86 Mark)

27 pages

9,569 words




About the notes:
- These notes summarise the readings and theoretical underpinnings of the subject and should provide a good framework for preparing for the essay component of the Corporations Law exam.
- I cover all key topics and include ideas for potential arguments in an essay.

About me:
- I am a third year law student with a high H1 average.
- I have received several prizes for my academic achievements, including a scholarship covering the full tuition of my law degree, for placing as one of the top 2 students during my first year at law school.
- I was a STS tutor.
- I have been successful in securing numerous clerkships at top tier firms.
- I have a graduate job lined-up at a top tier international firm.

Topics covered in the notes:
- Theories of corporations law
- Limited liability
- Limited liability and the corporate veil
- Is s588G necessary?
- Shareholder rights and remedies
- Creditors (should the interests of a corporation include 'creditors')
- Shareholder actions
- Optimal level of imposed director duties and available defences
- Corporate liability
- Corporate social responsibility