General Course Information
1.1 Course details
|Course code:||LLAW6279 /JDOC6279|
|Course name:||Comparative Corporate Law and Theories|
|Programme offered under:||LLM Programme / JD Programme|
|Prerequisites / Co-requisites:||No|
|Credit point value:||9 credits / 6 credits|
|Cap on student numbers:||30|
1.2 Course description
This course examines corporate law from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. In the course students will be introduced to the fundamental legal principles relating to limited liability, corporate contract, voluntary and/or mandatory nature of corporate law, directors’ duties, shareholder protection and external finance, disclosure, insider trading, takeover, shareholder value maximization or stakeholder theories, convergence and divergence of corporate law, and corporate social responsibility. Readings will be drawn from legal and social science literature, including works from economics and finance. This course is theory-based and has a significant research component.
The course will be conducted in a seminar format.
1.3 Course teachers
|Course convenor||Guanghua Yufirstname.lastname@example.org||CCT 808||By email|
2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course
CLO 1 Acquire a basic knowledge of the fundamental corporate law principles.
CLO 2 Evaluate corporate law issues from a comparative perspective.
CLO 3 Analyze corporate law principles from an economics perspective.
CLO 4 Draw implications from the readings of the course for law reforms in Hong Kong and China.
2.2 LLM and JD Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Please refer to the following link:
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|
|Class participation||N/A||10%||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Study report||TBA||20%||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Research paper||TBA||70%||1||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 / by Moodle|
|3||Individual review meeting upon appointment|
|4||Group review meeting|
|5||In-class verbal feedback|
3.2 Assessment Detail
To be advised by convenor.
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
|Seminar:||3 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
|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 the 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/