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%).
|Course Number||Course Credits||Evaluation Method||Instructor||Meeting Day/Times||Room|
|Elisabeth D. de Fontenay|
9:05 AM-10:20 AM
|Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.210.03.F20|
|Email list: LAW.210.03.F20@sakai.duke.edu|
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