This course introduces the basic concepts of business associations. While the primary emphasis is on corporations, the course also provides coverage of partnerships, limited liability companies and other unincorporated business entities. In the course we examine the core concepts of agency and authority and both state and federal aspects of corporate law. Corporate law subjects will include the roles, responsibilities and liabilities of shareholders, directors and officers; fiduciary principles; the organization and operation of closely held corporations; and the basic aspects of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In addition, recent developments in corporate governance law and concepts will also be covered. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Course format: lecture. This course is recommended for taking the bar exam. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Additional Course Details:
This course has a corresponding web site that can be found at LexisNexis webcourses site. The web site contains the reading assignments, announcements and a section that will contain the PowerPoint slides and other materials that may assist you in your learning experience. You will need your Lexis ID to access the site. The first time you access the site you will be asked to “enroll.” In order to do so you will need a password that will receive via email.