250 sec. 003 - Business Associations (Fall 2020)
Instructor: Stavros Gadinis (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction
MTuTh 10:00 AM - 11:10 AM
From August 17, 2020
To November 30, 2020
Course End: November 30, 2020
Class Number: 32589
Enroll Limit: 85
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM
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.
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Required Books are in blue
- Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization
William T. Allen and Reinier Kraakman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
e-Book Available: Yes
e-Book procurement note: https://www.wklegaledu.com/Allen-BusOrg5
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
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