COMPANY LAW (B)
Academic Year 2016-2017 (Sem 1)
Welcome to the Company Law B tutorials.
I am greatly looking forward to our first tutorial which will be held on Tuesday, 23 August 2016.
Structure of the tutorial sessions
For each tutorial, I will assign questions which will be uploaded onto IVLE. It is critical that you review the questions prior to each tutorial session and come to the tutorials prepared to discuss all of the assigned questions.
For the first and second tutorials (i.e., on 23 August and 30 August), I will lead the discussion of the tutorial questions. Starting in the third tutorial (6 September), a pre-assigned student (or students for some topics) will present their answers to the tutorial questions and lead the class discussion. There will be a sign-up sheet circulated during the first tutorial and students are required to select a session during which they will make their presentation and lead the discussion.
Over the past several years, students have excelled in these presentations and found them useful for both grasping the fundamental concepts of company law and improving their presentation skills—both of which are crucial in corporate practice. I expect that there will be many exceptional presentations this semester.
Your performance in the tutorials will count for 20% of your final grade.
In order to ensure optimal student participation and the development of drafting and advocacy skills, the following distribution of marks will be adopted:
A. Written Response Papers (5%)
The assigned student(s) for each tutorial session is required to prepare a response paper to the questions to be discussed in the tutorial. There is a word limit of 1300 words in total for each response paper. Emphasis will be placed on the substance of the content rather than on the form. The response papers are required to be emailed to me prior to 9:00 AM the day before the tutorial (i.e., on Monday morning).
B. Class Presentation (10%)
The assigned student(s) will be required to present his/her response in class on the questions allocated for the session, and to lead the discussion on the issues involved. I will allocate time towards each question depending on the nature and importance of the question. I will also pose questions to the student(s) to clarify points.
C. Class Participation (5%)
Although there will be a student(s) assigned to lead the discussion for each tutorial (see, A & B above), the remaining students are still expected to engage in each tutorial by participating in the general class discussion. This is to ensure overall participation by students in all sessions.
You should be forewarned that I truly love teaching and researching company law. As a result, I have high expectations of my students and sincerely hope that these tutorials will pique your interest in this new, exciting and critically important area of the law.
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