Introduction to corporate law and other business entities, with some attention given to partnership and agency law. Primary focus is an examination of the structure, governance, and characteristics of the modern business corporation. Coverage includes fiduciary duties, corporation formation and the formalities required for corporate existence, corporate governance, including elections and meetings of the board of directors, and related matters. We also cover special considerations relating to small businesses, as well as disclosure obligations of publicly held companies. We examine Securities and Exchange Commission requirements, such as insider trading prohibitions, proxy requirements and various anti-fraud requirements. Brief consideration will be given to mergers and other corporate combinations.
Students interested in corporate law should also take subsequent courses in Securities Regulation and Corporate Finance.
None. Students in the writing section will automatically be registered for the four credit regular section.