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607.01 - Business Associations
Professor: Paul Rose
Semester: 2010 Autumn
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Means of Assessment: Exam
Special Notes: Second-Year Priority Course. Rising 3Ls are NOT permitted to enroll until a date to be announced later.
This course provides an introduction to the laws governing business entities. We will examine the structure and characteristics of modern business organizations, particularly publicly traded and closely held business corporations. Significant emphasis is placed upon the nature of the corporate governance system and the fiduciary obligations of directors and officers. A broad range of topics will be addressed including: agency, partnership, the formation and financing of corporations, the proxy system, stockholder derivative suits, change of control transactions, stock trading by corporate insiders, and corporate social responsibility.
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