Law of Business Associations
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
Dr E Micheler, NAB7.35, Dr D Kershaw, NAB7.28 and Dr Wanjiru Njoya, NAB6.04
This course is optional for 2nd and 3rd year LLB students and BA Anthropology and Law. Students are advised, where possible, to take the course as a 3rd year rather than a 2nd year option. Not available as an outside option. Available to General Course students.
This course examines the structure and operation of the corporate vehicle through which much of the business of the private sector of the economy is conducted.
Introduction to business associations (comparing corporate and non-corporate business vehicles); corporate personality and dealings with third parties; limited liability and creditor protection; shares and shareholding; directors' duties and their enforcement; protection of minority shareholders; corporate governance.
38 lectures (20 in MT and 18 in LT) plus 12 two-hour seminars, spread over MT, LT and ST.
At least one piece of written work will be required in each of MT and LT.
Gower & Davies, Principles of Modern Company Law (2012); D Kershaw, Company Law in Context: Text and Materials (2012); L Sealy and S Worthington, Cases and Material on Company Law (2010).
Three-hour written examination, plus 15 minute reading period. Unmarked statutory materials may be taken into the examination.