Business Associations (LAW-611-002)
1) See below for textbooks and first class week readings. 2) Syllabus will be posted here and on Mywcl class page in about 10 days.
The state laws governing business entities with an analysis of legal and business considerations, including basic tax questions leading to business associations in corporate and unincorporated form. Agency and judiciary principles applied to business associations are analyzed in relation to corporations and partnerships. Topics include the creation of general and limited partnerships; the relationship of the partners inter se, and of the partners and the partnership to third parties; the creation, form, and nature of the closely held corporation; rights and duties of shareholders, directors, and officers; rules relating to dividends and dissolution; and an introduction to applicable provisions of federal securities laws.
Textbooks and Other Materials
The textbook information on this page was provided by the instructor. Students should use this information when considering purchases from the AU Campus Store or other vendors. Students may check to determine if books are currently available for purchase online.
Allen Kraakman, 5th Edition, 2016, Commentaries & Cases on the Law of Business Organizations , Aspen WoltersKluwer, Publisher: Wolters Kluwer; 5 edition (March 7, 2016), ISBN-10: 1454870613
Allen Kraakman, 2016-2017 Statutory Supplement to Law of Business Organizations, 6th edition (Supplement), Aspen WoltersKluwer, Series: Supplements, Paperback: 752 pages, Publisher: Wolters Kluwer; 6 edition (May 19, 2016), ISBN-10: 1454840544
Alan Palmiter, Corporations: Examples & Explanations, 8th Edition (2015), Paperback: 864 pages, Publisher: Wolters Kluwer; 8 edition (February 3, 2015), ISBN-10: 1454850167
First Class Readings
First class week readings will be posted online on the Mywcl class page a week prior to classes beginning. You do not need to have the textbooks during the first class week; all reading will be on Mywcl (if you're unsure about staying in the course, you don't need to have bought the texts). The texts will be needed by the second class week, however. You must have these exact editions of the required texts; they have been around for years, however, so you should be able to find them fairly cheaply online. Syllabus is being revised and will be posted soon here and on Mywcl.