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Summer IV 2023
5421 Business Organizations - MOLL- 16269

Professor(s): Douglas Moll (FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 6:00p-9:00p MTW  And 4 Saturdays  Location: 220 

Course Outline: Business Organizations concerns the state and federal law applicable to partnerships, corporations, and other similar entities. In general, the course deals with the formation, operation, and dissolution of these various types of business enterprises. The readings focus upon the legal rights, privileges, and obligations associated with the entities themselves, as well as with their owners, directors, managers, and employees. Both doctrinal principles and policy underpinnings will be explored and emphasized throughout the class.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Quota= 40

This class meets on M,T,W from 6 PM-9:00 PM And on Saturdays July 15, July 22, July 29, and August 5 from 9AM-12PM.

There will be 10 minute breaks each day.


First Day Assignments: Class syllabus: Will be emailed on the first day of class. It is also posted on Canvas.

For the first class: Casebook 1-31; Casebook 33-39 (before 2.)

*** In general, each summer class will cover TWO assignments on the reading assignment sheet. You can use that as a general guideline if you wish to read ahead.

Reading Assignments

Casebook Supplement

Final Exam Schedule: 08/09 6-9pm  220    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Important (MEE)

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: 1) Jonathan R. Macey & Douglas K. Moll, The Law of Business Organizations: Cases, Materials, and Problems (14th ed. 2020) (West Academic Publishing). This will be our casebook for the class. 2) Jonathan R. Macey & Douglas K. Moll, Statutory Supplement to The Law of Business Organizations: Cases, Materials, and Problems (14th ed. 2020) (West Academic Publishing). This is the book of statutes that accompanies our casebook. Your casebook frequently refers to materials in this book of statutes.

Please note: You will not be able to use ELECTRONIC versions of the textbooks or other assigned materials when taking the final exam with the exam software. Similarly, you will not be able to use ELECTRONIC versions of your outline, notes, or other study materials on the exam. PRINT copies of textbooks, other assigned materials, outlines, notes, or other study materials are fine and may be used on the exam.

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