Corporations

LAW JD 816

Marks, Tung and Walker: Course about the legal structure and characteristics of business corporations. Topics include the promotion and formation of corporations; the distribution of power between management and shareholders; the limitations on management powers imposed by state law fiduciary duties and federal securities laws; shareholder derivative suits; capital structure and financing of corporations; and fundamental changes in corporate structure, such as mergers and sales of assets. The course serves as a prerequisite to advanced courses. PREREQUISITE: Business Fundamentals. GRADING NOTICE: The CR/NC/H option is only offered in Professor Marks's section. Ellias: This course is an introduction to the basic legal rules and principles governing corporations. We examine three basic problems: (1) conflicts between a firm's managers and its owners (the shareholders); (2) conflicts between shareholders; and (3) conflicts between shareholders and creditors. We examine the costs associated with these conflicts and how markets, legal rules, and contracts might reduce them. This is a foundational law school course that provides the fundamental knowledge of business and finance needed for upper level classes. No prior knowledge of business or finance is expected. PREREQUISITE: Business Fundamentals. GRADING NOTICE: This class does not offer the CR/NC/H option.

FALL 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Tung LAW 414 MW 2:10 pm-4:10 pm Stamped Approval

FALL 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
M1 Marks LAW 103 TR 2:10 pm-4:10 pm Stamped Approval
Class Closed

SPRG 2018 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
E1 Ellias LAW 103 TR 8:30 am-10:30 am Stamped Approval

SPRG 2018 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
W1 Marks LAW 103 MW 10:40 am-12:40 pm Stamped Approval

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