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Business Organizations (Fall 2019)

Course Description

Welcome to Business Organizations! This is the introductory course in business law, and also provides a foundation for advanced business-law courses, such as Mergers and Acquisitions andSecurities Regulation. The goal of this course is to help you develop a basic understanding of the theory, doctrine, and practice of business law, and, ultimately, to help you further develop the analytical and professional skills to become a thoughtful practicing attorney.

By the end of this course, I hope you will be able to:

1. understand the vocabulary of business law cases and transactions;

2. read and analyze business law cases and statutes, and apply them to complex business fact patterns;

3. understand some of the central policy concerns in business law, and how business law policies may affect the economy and society; and

4. further develop your skills as a client counselor, particularly by practicing how to issue-spot in business situations and by understanding what motivates both your client and their business counterparties.

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 4
  • Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
  • Schedule: M/W 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
  • Room Number: Room 7
  • Exam: In-class exam
  • Writing Requirement: No
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: No
  • Participation: Graded