Business Associations

An introduction to the legal rules and principles, as well as some of the economic factors, that pattern the conduct of productive enterprise in the U.S. The principal focus will be upon the large, publicly traded corporation that dominates much of the U.S. business environment - in particular, its financing, its control, and the potentially conflicting interests that the firm must mediate. Legal topics to be covered accordingly include shareholder and executive compensation, basic fiduciary obligations, shareholder voting rights, derivative suits, corporate reorganization and control transactions. We shall also devote some attention to partnerships, closely held corporations and other business forms. No prior background in business law or economics is assumed. A student may not receive credit for both Corporations and Business Associations or Business Associations (Enriched).

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday 9:05 - 10:20 am TNH 2.137
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 12/16/13 8:30 am A-K
L-Z
2.139
2.140

Additional Information

Course Type

Textbooks

  • Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization, 2012-2013 Statutory Supplemen - Allen/Kraakman/Subramanian
      Aspen , edition: 2012-2013 ONLY
      ISBN: 978-1454818557   (required)
  • Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization, Fourth Edition - Allen/Kraakman/Subramanian
      Aspen , edition: 4th ONLY
      ISBN: ISBN-10: 145481361X   (required)