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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3195C: Corporate Law, Theory and Governance

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • The Role of Companies in Society
  • Corporate Form and Structure
  • The Veil of Incorporation and Corporate Personality
  • The Process of Incorporation and Promoter Liability
  • Differing Interests between Ownership and Control
  • The Internal Laws, Dynamics and Culture of a Company
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Contractual, Tortious and Criminal Liability
  • Agent and Director Liability

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities1010 x 1hr lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2010 x 2hr seminars
Guided Independent study33Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided Independent study44Seminar preparation
Guided Independent study13Formative written work preparation
Guided Independent study30Summative written assessment preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).