Spring 2020 Course Schedule

US Business Law (LLM Only) (LAW-581L-001)
Walter Effross

Meets: 01:00 PM - 02:20 PM (TuTh) - Warren - Room N101

Enrolled: 6 / Limit: 40

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Coursebooks for U.S. Business Law, Spring 2020 (Course 581L-001)

Copies of the casebook for the course—Macey et al., The Law of Business Organizations (13th edition, 2017) (West- ISBN # 9781634608138)—will be on reserve in the Pence Law Library. It will not be necessary for members of the class to purchase personal copies.

Copies of the two Examples & Explanations books that we will be using—Kleinberger, Agency, Partnerships, and LLC=s: Examples and Explanations (5th edition, 2017) (Aspen/Wolters Kluwer- ISBN # 9781454850120); and Palmiter, Corporations: Examples and Explanations (8th edition, 2015) (Aspen/Wolters Kluwer- ISBN # 9781454850168)—should also be available on reserve.

In addition, digital versions of the Examples & Explanations books can be accessed at no charge through the Pence Law Library’s subscription to the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library. (After finding either in the Library’s online catalog, click on the “Available Online” link; or, from the WCL page on “Resources for Students,” select: Pence Library → Search Tools → Databases and Web Sites → W → Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids Library.)

It is recommended that members of the class purchase personal copies of the statutory supplement-- Cox & Eisenberg, eds.- Corporations and Other Business Organizations: Statutes, Rules, Materials, and Forms, (2019 Edition) (Foundation- ISBN 978-16424-29312). It is possible to use the 2018 edition of the statutory supplement (for which Eisenberg is the lead editor) instead, but there is no guarantee that all of the material will be exactly the same. Editions earlier than 2018 will not contain the current versions of some of the statutes that we will be reviewing in detail.

Because the in-class final examination in this course will be given using Exam4, you will not be able to use your hard drive, any flash drive, or the Internet during the examination. You will be permitted to bring in and use—in addition to hard copies of your class notes, outlines, and any other material that you have written or participated in writing—physical copies of any of the books above, and/or printed copies or photocopies of any of the material in any of those books. (The Library will not have the books available to borrow during the examination.)


Designed to provide foreign lawyers an understanding of the U.S. business environment, the course covers basic concepts of business associations, sales, secured transactions, securities law, debtor-creditor relations, antitrust, consumer protection, and tax. Open only to LLM students who do not hold a U.S. JD degree.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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