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250 sec. 1 - Business Associations (Spring 2014)

Instructor: Abraham Cable  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 4
Meeting Time: TuTh 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 110

Course Start: January 07, 2014
Course Control Number (1Ls): 49735 (section 2)
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49733


In virtually every area of legal practice, some rudimentary knowledge about the laws governing business organizations (and particularly corporations) proves helpful. This 4-unit survey course provides much of that orientation, examining the laws governing the modern business organization (with an emphasis on corporations). We will cover a number of topics, including rules of agency law, partnership law, corporate formation, corporate identity, rights of creditors, fiduciary duties, corporate governance, executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions and securities fraud. At core, this is a survey course, so many of the topics we will discuss also have specialized courses offering a more detailed treatment. Consequently, our key goal will be to understand the rudimentary structure of each topic, and how the topics interrelate and in particular how corporate law regulates relationships among multiple different constituencies of the firm, including owners, managers, creditors, employees, customers, and suppliers. Viewed in this light, the governance of a corporation implicates the same challenges and concerns that affect any multi-party economic relationship, ranging from problems of collective action, free riding, private information, distribution and opportunism. The laws governing business organizations constitute an important set of rules, institutions, and practices that regulate and address these concerns.

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Course Category: Business Law

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  • Business Associations Statutes and Rules 2013: Agency, Partnerships, Llcs, and Corporations
    Klein, et al.
    Edition: 2013
    Publisher: Foundation
    ISBN: 9781609303686
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $36.00
    Price Source: user provided
  • Business Associations, Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnerships, and Corporations, 8th
    William A. Klein, J. Mark Ramseyer, Stephen M. Bainbridge,
    Edition: 2012
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781609300647
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 212.00
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