General Course Information
1.1 Course details
|Course name:||Business Associations|
|Programme offered under:||LLB Programme|
|Designated research course:||Not applicable|
|Course offered to non-law students:||No|
|Credit point value||6 credits|
1.2 Course description
This course introduces students to the law of business associations. The two main forms of business association to be covered in the course are partnerships and companies, with a predominant focus on the latter. Students will acquire an understanding of the basic issues in company law, including company formation, corporate personality, the relationship between the company and outsiders, directors duties, member’s rights in a company, and the dissolution of a company. The focus will be on Hong Kong law.
The course adopts the usual lecture-tutorial format. The tutorials are highly interactive and students are expected to come prepared and to participate actively in tutorial discussions.
1.3 Course teachers
|Course convenor / tutor||Eva Tamfirstname.lastname@example.org||CCT 514||By email|
|Course tutor||Martin Kokemail@example.com||N/A||By email|
|Course tutor||Kerby Laufirstname.lastname@example.org||N/A||By email|
|Course tutor||Michael Lokemail@example.com||N/A||By email|
|Course tutor||Florence Sitfirstname.lastname@example.org||N/A||By email|
|Course tutor||Tang Lik Hangemail@example.com||N/A||By email|
2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course
CLO 1 Know the basics of Hong Kong and English partnership law and company law, including corporate personality, corporate capacity, relationship among shareholders, directors’ duties, shareholder remedies, contracting by the company, corporate governance, and corporate insolvency.
CLO 2 Understand the rationales behind the rules of business associations and how these rules affect the behavior of the various actors within and outside a partnership and a company, in particular, how the law attempts to protect the interests of corporate constituencies and third parties dealing with the company without imposing undue restrictions on corporate management.
CLO 3 Have the requisite background for further study in corporate and financial law.
CLO 4 Improve skills in statutory interpretation and case reading, especially with respect to the Companies Ordinance.
2.2 LLB Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Please refer to the following link: https://course.law.hku.hk/llb-plo/
2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course
|PLO A||PLO B||PLO C||PLO D||PLO E||PLO F|
3.1 Assessment Summary
|Assessment task||Due date||Weighting||Feedback method*||Course learning outcomes|
|In-class participation||N/A||20%||5||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Final in-hall exam||13 May 2023||80%||1, 2, 3, 4|
|*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)|
|1||A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle|
|2||Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle|
|3||Individual review meeting upon appointment|
|4||Group review meeting|
|5||In-class verbal feedback|
3.2 Assessment Detail
To be advised by course convenor(s).
3.3 Grading Criteria
Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf
4.1 Learning Activity Plan
|Lecture:||2 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
|Tutorial:||2 hours / week for 6 teaching weeks for each tutorial group|
|Private study time:||9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.
4.2 Details of Learning Activities
To be advised by course convenor(s).
|Reading materials:||Reading materials are posted on Moodle|
|Core reading list:||TBA|
|Recommended reading list:||TBA|
Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/