JDOC6082 Corporate governance and shareholder remedies

1.1 Course details

Course code: LLAW6082 / JDOC6082
Course name: Corporate Governance and Shareholder Remedies
Programme offered under: LLM Programme / JD Programme
Semester: January
Prerequisites / Co-requisites: No
Credit point value: 9 credits / 6 credits
Cap on student numbers: 100

1.2 Course description

This course aims to investigate competing approaches to the concept of corporate governance explored in comparative literature and to canvass major debates on corporate governance reform among academic, business, and policy circles in selected jurisdictions, primarily Hong Kong and mainland China. The course will examine important corporate governance norms, mechanisms and institutions in selected jurisdictions, particularly the legal standards and arrangements for shareholder protection and remedies, as well as regulatory initiatives to promote good corporate governance practices and address corporate governance failures. Useful examples from overseas jurisdictions, such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, will be drawn on to illustrate international experience in corporate governance reform.

1.3 Course teachers

Name E-mail address Office Consultation
Course convenor Shen Wei shenwei@sjtu.edu.cn N/A By email


2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course

CLO 1 Describe and explain various corporate governance theories and norms covered;

CLO 2 Use relevant information about corporate governance and shareholder protection mechanisms to critically examine the limitations of the theories;

CLO 3 Apply knowledge and understanding to adapt to new and uncertain situations and practical problems;

CLO 4 Demonstrate an awareness of the impact within the broader economic, environmental and socio-cultural context; and

CLO 5 Conduct research on relevant social and economic issues by applying various corporate governance and shareholder protection theories.

2.2 LLM Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

PLO A On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of the body of legal knowledge and the capacity to conduct research on, critically analyse and evaluate legal principles, at a level required to meet the standards and expectations of the legal profession and the community at large.

PLO B On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to apply their legal knowledge and research skills to practical situations or theoretical challenges, and utilise their comparative understanding of the law and its political, social and cultural contexts to provide original and creative insights to legal problems.

PLO C On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to apply the knowledge, lawyering skills and legal reasoning to real and novel situations in life, with a view to resolving issues, problems and disputes within the legal parameters.

PLO D On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to present effectively legal arguments in the professional context, as well as conveying and explaining the law effectively to lay clients and members of the larger community.

PLO E On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to appreciate the underlying moral values of the law and ethics in the profession and the legal system in the broad social, economic, political and cultural contexts: justice, the Rule of Law, and protection of rights and liberties which form the fabrics of a civilised society, and the importance of upholding these values by the legal community.

PLO F On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to develop a strong awareness of social issues and conditions, and utilise analytical abilities and rhetorical advocacy to provide leadership for the betterment of the human community.

2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course

CLO 1  ✓  ✓
CLO 2  ✓  ✓
CLO 3  ✓  ✓

3.1 Assessment Summary

Assessment task Due date Weighting Feedback method* Course learning outcomes
Research paper TBC 100% 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 / 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 convenor(s).

3.3 Grading Criteria

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/grading-criteria/



4.1 Learning Activity Plan

Seminar: 3-hour seminars in an intensive mode in the January semester 2021
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

Ten lectures over two weeks

5.1 Resources

Reading materials: Reading materials are posted on Moodle
Core reading list TBA
Recommended reading list: TBA

5.2 Links

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/

By the publication of the course profile online, the Faculty deems the student as having been notified of the course requirements.