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Business Associations/Corporations I
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Type

LEC

Credits

4 cr.

Student Year

2L/3L

Description:

The initial part of this course is an introduction to the general law of multi-person unincorporated business organizations, principally partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. Matters covered include the procedures for forming such organizations and the rights and obligations of the participants as among themselves and with respect to third persons. The remaining class hours constitute the first portion of the basic Corporations course, and will cover such matters as corporate organization; the distribution of powers among the corporate board of directors, its officers and its stockholders; the proxy system; control devices in the close corporation; and the fiduciary duties of directors, officers and controlling shareholders. Matters dealing with "corporate finance" (issuance of shares, payment of dividends, and corporate reorganizations) are covered in Advanced Corporate Law.

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Sections

Fall 2014: Business Associations/Corporations I

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Type

LEC

Credits

4

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

(see course description, above)

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Fall 2014: Business Associations/Corporations I

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Type

LEC

Credits

4

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

(see course description, above)

(no readings)

Summer 2014: Business Associations/Corporations I

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Type

LEC

Credits

4

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

The initial part of this course is an introduction to the general law of multi-person unincorporated business organizations, principally partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. Matters covered include the procedures for forming such organizations and the rights and obligations of the participants as among themselves and with respect to third persons. The remaining class hours constitute the first portion of the basic Corporations course, and will cover such matters as corporate organization; the distribution of powers among the corporate board of directors, its officers and its stockholders; the proxy system; control devices in the close corporation; and the fiduciary duties of directors, officers and controlling shareholders. Matters dealing with "corporate finance" (issuance of shares, payment of dividends, and corporate reorganizations) are covered in Advanced Corporate Law.

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Fall 2013: Business Associations/Corporations I

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Type

LEC

Credits

4

Student Year

2L/3L

TWEN

lawschool.westlaw.com... courseid=117133

Details:

Assignment. 1: Pages 15 through 38 of the Casebook.

Documents and Readings:

Fall 2013: Business Associations/Corporations I

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Type

LEC

Credits

4

Student Year

2L/3L

TWEN

lawschool.westlaw.com... courseid=156326

Details:

The initial part of this course is an introduction to the general law of unincorporated business organizations, principally partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. This course then turns to corporate law, considering both closely-held and public corporations. Among the matters covered are fiduciary duties in both types of corporations, corporate governance (including the proxy process and shareholder activism generally), and some basic law governing mergers and acquisitions and takeovers.

Documents and Readings:

Spring 2013: Business Associations/Corporations I

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  • Professor Lambert

Type

LEC

Credits

4

Student Year

2L/3L

TWEN

lawschool.westlaw.com... courseid=151628

Details:

(see course description, above)

Documents and Readings:

Fall 2012: Business Associations/Corporations I

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Type

LEC

Credits

4

Student Year

2L/3L

TWEN

lawschool.westlaw.com... courseid=117133

Details:

Assignment 1:  Pages 15 through 38 in the Hamilton casebook.

Documents and Readings:

Fall 2012: Business Associations/Corporations I

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Type

LEC

Credits

4

Student Year

2L/3L

TWEN

lawschool.westlaw.com... courseid=141373

Details:

Class 1: Limited Liability; Introduction to Business Organizations / Hill

 

Note: If you are not able to purchase the book before the first day of class, you should do a Google search for Walkovszky v. Carlton, the case we are reading in the textbook, and read a few items in order to get a sense of the facts and holding of the case. 

The TWEN page for the class is http://lawschool.westlaw.com/manage/homepage.aspx?courseid=141373

 

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