Boston University School of Law

JD816 Corporations

JD 816 ( A1)  MW 8:30 AM-10:30 AM 
4 cr., Fall 
Professor Outterson 
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JD 816 ( M1)  TR 10:40 AM-12:40 PM 
4 cr., Fall 
Professor Marks 
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JD 816 ( W1)  MW 8:30 AM-10:30 AM 
4 cr., Spring 
Professor Walker 
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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. GRADING NOTICE: Professor Walker's section of this class will not offer the CR/NC/H option.