Spring 2021 • Course
Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule
This course surveys the role of legal controls on business organizations with emphasis on the control of managers in publicly held corporations. The course begins with an historical view of corporate form followed by a brief review of the law of agency, partnership, and closely held corporations. Topics include basic fiduciary law, shareholder voting, derivative suits, executive compensation, and control transactions. The course takes a critical perspective on corporate law (and its implications for corporate power) throughout.