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Business Organizations (Spring 2018)

Course Description

Business Organizations (Law 603) is a mandatory course for the Business Law Certificate and is a prerequisite or co-requisite for many other business law courses. 

This course examines the legal organizations most often used by businesses in the United States.  We will study the specific laws governing business organizations, the policies and theories underlying these laws, and best practices for complying with them.  The primary focus of the course is to analyze comparatively corporations, partnerships and hybrid entities.

The subject matter will be taught using the “problem method” in order to promote a practical understanding of business organizational law.  Additionally, students will be required to read and interpret the core statutory provisions that govern each business organization.  

Students must purchase either the course textbook (or another statutory supplement, if they prefer) as it will be necessary to have for the final exam.  PLEASE NOTE:  Starting in Spring 2018, the second edition of the textbook will be required.  It contains a substantial number of different rules than the first edition.

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 4
  • Grading Options: Numerical Only
  • Schedule: T/Th 10:00 am - 11:50 am
  • Room Number: Room 7
  • Writing Requirement: No
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
  • Participation: Encouraged, but not required