Professor John Coates
Fall 2017 course
M, T, W 10:20am - 11:40am in Langdell Hall Langdell North
4 classroom credits

Prerequisites: Students should have a familiarity with rudimentary accounting and finance concepts at the level of Analytical Methods for Lawyers. Please consult the syllabus of Analytical Methods if you are unsure whether your background is sufficient.

Exam Type: Mixed Exam (Part in-class, part paper)

This course surveys the role of legal controls on business organizations. Topics include choice of legal entity, basics of agency and partnership, asset partitioning and creditor protection, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, executive compensation, control transactions, and insider trading. Some of the course will draw on problems in transactional settings, as well as some work in groups (that will be randomly assigned) and in-class ungraded quizzes.

Note: For upper-level JD students, this course will be included in the Multi-Section round of registration.

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance