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Spring 2022
5421 Business Organizations - NELSON- 14796

Professor(s): James Nelson (FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  MTW  Location: 240  BLB

Course Outline: This course surveys the law governing business organizations. It examines the role of legal rules in structuring economic relationships among shareholders, management, creditors, and other participants in modern businesses. Topics covered include the law of agency, the law of partnership, corporate formation, creditor protection, shareholder voting, fiduciary duties, and insider trading. The course will consider various forms of business organization, but the primary emphasis will be on publicly traded corporations.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Synchronous Online)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration in November, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through Jan. 5th, 2022, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Contrary to the UH information, some student materials may not be available online, such as an assigned casebook. A physical classroom may be assigned for this course to give students a location in the Law Center to join the virtual class sessions. If the course has a final examination, the final and any other assessment for the course, such as a mid term exam, will be conducted without the need to physically come to the Law Center, such as, for example, via the EBB portal as a take home exam or under remote proctoring


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/04 9am-1pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Important (MEE)

DistanceEd ABA 306: Prearranged

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (10/18/2021 11:54:19 AM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: (1) William T. Allen, Reinier Kraakman & Vikramaditya S. Khanna, Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization, Sixth Edition. ISBN: 9781543815733 (2) William T. Allen & Reinier Kraakman, Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization, 2016-2017 Statutory Supplement. ISBN: 9781454840541