250S sec. 001 - Business Associations (Summer 2021)
Instructor: Adam B. Badawi (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid
MTuWThF 09:00 AM - 12:40 PM
From July 01, 2021
To July 16, 2021
Enroll Limit: 44
As of: 09/01 10:35 AM
In virtually every area of legal practice, some rudimentary knowledge about the laws governing business organizations (and particularly corporations) proves helpful. This 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.
This course is a prerequisite for Securities Regulation and Mergers and Acquisitions .
This course will meet in-person on campus on July 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th, and 8th in room 105.
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