Professor Robert Clark
Spring 2016 course
M, T, W 10:20am - 11:55am in Langdell Hall Room 272 - South
4 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None.

Exam type: In class.

This course surveys the role of legal controls on business organizations with emphasis on the control of managers in publicly held corporations. Aspects of the law of agency, partnership, and closely held corporations are reviewed to highlight continuities and discontinuities with the publicly held corporation. Topics include basic fiduciary law, shareholder voting, derivative suits, executive compensation, reorganizations, and control transactions. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on corporate actors among others.

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance, Regulatory Law