210 Business Associations

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Course Areas of Practice
Evaluation Methods
Final Exam
Degree Requirements
Course Type
Lecture
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law
2021
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

210.04 4
  • Final Exam
Kimberly D. Krawiec MWTh 4:00 PM-5:15 PM

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

210.07 4
  • Final Exam
Gina-Gail S. Fletcher MWTh 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2020
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

210.01 4
  • Final Exam
James D. Cox MWTh 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Professor Cox’s fall 2020 Business Associations will include two written team memoranda projects that will in combination constitute 40 percent of the final grade. There is typically a word limit of about 1200 words for each memo. The exclusive focus of each assignment is material that has been studied in class, i.e., no “outside” research is permitted so that the focus is applying material covered in the class and is included in the course materials. Class members select their team members; there are three to four members to a team. The first memo will be assigned October 1 and due October 14; the second memo will be assigned October 29 and due November 9. The purpose of the memo is to engage you and your team members with the subject matter in a highly professional level. It is your opportunity to function as a lawyer.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

210.03 4
  • Final Exam
Elisabeth D. de Fontenay MWTh 9:05 AM-10:20 AM

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Business Associations is considered a foundational course for business law, and is a prerequisite to several courses in the field.

The course grade for Prof. de Fontenay’s section of Business Associations will be based on the final examination (65%), student participation (20%), and several quizzes, problem sets, or other short assignments (15%).

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

210.02 4
  • Final Exam
James D. Cox MWTh 11-12:15PM 3041

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2019
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

210.03 4
  • Final Exam
Elisabeth D. de Fontenay M/W 8:55-10:45 AM 3041

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

210.07 4
  • Final Exam
Gina-Gail S. Fletcher MWTh 4:00-5:15 PM 3037

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Syllabus: PDF icon 210.07.Fall2019-syllabus.pdf

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

210.05 4
  • Final Exam
Ofer Eldar Tu/Th 6:00-7:50 PM 3041

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2018
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

210.04 4
  • Final Exam
Kimberly D. Krawiec MWTh 9:00-10:15 AM 3041

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

210.06 4
  • Final Exam
Richard Squire MWTh 4:00-5:15 PM 3037

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

210.01 4
  • Final Exam
James D. Cox MWTh 11:00-12:15 PM 3041

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2017
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

210.04 4
  • Scheduled in-class examination
Kimberly D. Krawiec MWTh 9:00-10:15 AM 3041

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

210.05 4
  • Scheduled in-class examination
Ofer Eldar MWTh 2:00-3:15 PM 3041

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

210.02 4
  • Scheduled in-class examination
James D. Cox MWTh 11:00-12:15 PM 3041

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2016
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

210.04 4
  • Variable by section
Kimberly D. Krawiec MWTh 9:00-10:15 AM 3041

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

210.05 4
  • Variable by section
Ofer Eldar MWTh 1:45-3:00 PM 3041

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

210.02 4 James D. Cox MWTh 11:00-12:15 PM 3041

This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations and other forms of business associations such as partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include limited liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public contests, and trading. The emphasis throughout is on the functional analysis of legal rules as one set of constraints on business associations, among others.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.