250 sec. 002 - Business Associations (Spring 2020)
Instructor: Abraham Cable (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.
- W 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
Location: Law 140
From January 15, 2020
To April 24, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 31508
Class Number: 31508
Enroll Limit: 68
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM
In virtually every area of legal practice, some rudimentary knowledge about the laws governing business organizations (and particularly corporations) proves helpful. This 3-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, 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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Required Books are in blue
- Business Associations: Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnerships, LLCs, and Corporations
William A. Klein, J. Mark Ramseyer, Stephen M. Bainbridge
Edition: 10th ed. (2018)
Publisher: Foundation Press
e-Book Available: unknown
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
Price Source: user provided