This course introduces the law of corporations. Topics covered include: Formation of corporations; the nature of corporate limited liability; capital formation (including an introduction to the federal securities laws); corporate personhood (including corporate purpose); corporate governance (state and federal, including proxy regulation and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act); derivative actions; mergers and acquisitions; special issues for closely held corporations; and securities fraud (including insider trading).
Prerequisite(s): Either Agency (A) or Agency, Partnerships, and LLCs (A-P-LLC). NOTE: Students who have taken Business Organizations may not take this course.
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