Fall 2022 Course Schedule

Business Associations (LAW-611-002)
Kenneth Anderson

Meets: 01:30 PM - 03:20 PM (MW)

Enrolled: 78 / Limit: 80

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The Syllabus listed below is the Spring 2022 Syllabus. There will be some changes made to the upcoming Fall 2022 Syllabus, but this sample syllabus is very close.


This BA course examines state laws governing business entities (ranging from unincorporated entities such as the Limited Liability Company (LLC) to the Incorporated business, along with an analysis of basic business considerations of business entities.The course focuses principally on the public corporation (shares traded publicly subject to Federal securities laws) incorporated in Delaware (the principal state for business law in the United States). WCL's BA courses serve as a gateway to the rest of the business law curriculum, and contain knowledge fundamental to all lawyers (and the bar exam).

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Required Texts for Fall 2022 Semester: The following books are all required for this course. It is essential that you get the exact edition specified below - earlier editions are very different and will not work for the course. The best prices for the books are most likely online (on Amazon or another online bookseller). Other required materials and instructions will be available on Canvas. CORPORATIONS: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS (“Palmiter”) • Edition: Ninth (2021) • Author: Alan R. Palmiter • Series: Examples & Explanations • Paperback: 888 pages • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business • Language: English • ISBN-10: 1543805655 • ISBN-13: 978-1543805659 COMMENTARIES AND CASES ON THE LAW OF BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS (“Allen”) • Edition: Sixth (2021) • Authors: William T. Allen and Rainier Kraakman • Series: Aspen Casebook Series • Hardcover: 816 pages • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business • Language: English • ISBN-10: 1543815731 • ISBN-13: 978-1543815733 STATUTORY SUPPLEMENT TO COMMENTARIES AND CASES ON THE LAW OF BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS (“Supplement”) • Edition: 2016-2017 • Author: William T. Allen • Paperback: 752 pages • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business • ISBN-10: 1454840544 • ISBN-13: 978-1454840541 NOTES: 1. Although owning print copies of these books is encouraged for the purposes of referring to and citing specific pages, the Palmiter Examples and Explanations book is available free online as a pdf through the Pence Law Library. Please follow the attached instructions at the end of the Syllabus and contact reference@wcl.american.edu if you have any difficulties connecting through the University’s VPN. 2. Used copies of the Statutory Supplement can be bought cheaply on Amazon and elsewhere.

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