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- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AND PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
- ACADEMIC CALENDAR
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
- BAR ADMISSIONS
Business Organizations (Fall 2019)
- Course Number: LAW-603
- Class Number: 03224
- Instructor: Michael Chasalow
This course will examine the laws governing business organizations, with an emphasis on corporations. We will cover agency, partnerships and the structure and function of a corporation. We will also address issues that arise while conducting business in or with a corporation such as fiduciary duties, voting and other control devices, shareholder suits, and financing the entity. Some attention will also be devoted to federal securities laws and mergers, acquisitions and takeovers. The goal of this course is to provide a solid foundation for those who intend to continue their studies in this area, while providing a thorough general understanding of the basics for those whose sole exposure to agency, partnership and corporations will be from this course. This course will also involve exercises intended to develop “practice” skills that will enable students to apply the substantive law from the course to situations that would arise in the practice of business law.
The course is a four (4) unit course. Grades will be awarded primarily on the basis of an in-house, final exam. However, preparation, class participation and in-class exercises, will be components of the final grade as well. Students will be permitted to use computers on the exam. This course may be taken for a grade or CR/D/F.
- Unit Value: 4
- Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
- Exam: In-class exam
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
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