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250 sec. 001 - Business Associations (Fall 2019)

Instructor: Frank Partnoy  
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Units: 4

Meetings:

    W 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
    Location: Law 110
    From August 21, 2019
    To November 22, 2019

    Th 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
    Location: Law 105
    From August 21, 2019
    To November 22, 2019

Course Start: August 21, 2019
Course End: November 22, 2019
Class Number: 32009

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 68
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 110
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM


This is a survey course introducing the basic principles of business law, including study of each of the main forms of business entities. The primary focus of the course will be corporate law, including the characteristics and organizational structure of corporations, and the rights and obligations of corporate shareholders, directors and managers. The course will also introduce agency principles, and other business forms such as partnerships and limited liability companies. No background in business is required.

Before joining Berkeley Law in 2018, Professor Frank Partnoy taught for twenty-one years at the University of San Diego, where he was the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and received the Thorsnes Prize for Excellence in Teaching three times. Partnoy has been an international research fellow at Oxford University since 2010, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Sydney and the Rady School of Management. He is currently a member of the Financial Economists Roundtable.

Partnoy has written several dozen scholarly publications on topics in business law and financial markets, including in peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, Accounting Review, Socio-Economic Review), in chapters of academic press books (e.g.,Oxford, Cambridge, Chicago, Brookings), and in law reviews (e.g., Chicago, Pennsylvania, Georgetown). Partnoy also is co-author of several academic books, including a leading casebook that he assigns for Business Associations.

Partnoy is the author of four trade press books: WAIT, The Match King, Infectious Greed, and F.I.A.S.C.O. He writes regularly for The Atlantic, and has written multiple articles each for The New York Review of Books, Harvard Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as more than fifty opinion pieces for the print editions of The New York Times and the Financial Times. Partnoy has appeared on numerous media programs, including 60 Minutes and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and has testified as an expert before both houses of Congress.

Before becoming a professor, Partnoy worked as a lawyer at Covington & Burling and as a fixed income derivatives specialist at Morgan Stanley and CS First Boston. He clerked for the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey in the Southern District of New York.

Exam Notes: (F) In-class final exam
Course Category: Business Law

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  • Business Organizations
    Palmiter
    Edition: 3rd
    ISBN: 9781640202689
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $275.25
    Price Source: user provided

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