250 sec. 001 - Business Associations (Spring 2020)
Instructor: Steven Davidoff Solomon (view instructor's profile)
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Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.
- MTu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 140
From January 13, 2020
To April 28, 2020
Course End: April 28, 2020
Class Number: 31507
Enroll Limit: 68
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM
In virtually every area of legal practice, some 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 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.
Business Associations is an upper level class which requires more self-sufficiency than a normal 1L class. 1L students will be permitted to take this course by application only. Students apply by emailing Professor Davidoff Solomon with why they wish to take the course in their 1-L year. Applications are due by January 8.
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Required Books are in blue
- Corporations and Other Business Associations: Cases and Materials
Edition: 8th ed, 2017
e-Book Available: unknown
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
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