Business & Tax Law

This is a course about the law governing private agreements. The course analyzes the criteria for determining whether or not a particular promise or voluntary agreement is legally enforceable and...

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An analysis of property as a social institution and particularly of the dynamics of the system for recognizing and protecting competing claims to resources. Major problem areas to be studied include...

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E. Bawden S. French P. Goodman P. Wendel

This course surveys the law of wills and trusts. Topics include: interstate succession, wills (with an emphasis on execution and revocation), will substitutes, planning for incapacity, trusts, and...

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G. Blumberg H. Slevin

This course is a detailed examination of the California community property system, which has long regulated property relations between husband and wife during marriage and at its termination by...

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G. Nelson

This is a concentrated study of the law governing the financing of land transactions from both a national and California perspective. Coverage includes the California deed of trust, installment land...

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S. Bank J. Oh K. Stark E. Zolt

This course is intended to give students an understanding of the fundamental concepts underlying the U.S. income tax. The course will focus on the statutory framework of U.S. tax laws, certain...

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E. Bawden

Survey of the federal gift, estate, and generation skipping transfer taxes, with emphasis on the tax consequences of various methods of transferring wealth during life and at death. While there are...

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K. Clausing E. Zolt

This course considers legal and economic issues surrounding the taxation of multinational companies. We examine the rationale for corporate taxation as well as the challenges raised when levying a...

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S. Bainbridge

This is a survey course that examines the basic legal aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions, which are among the most dynamic and complex strategic activities firms undertake. Students will...

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I. Anabtawi S. Bainbridge S. Bank S. Cummings S. Kim L. LoPucki J. Park F. Restrepo A. Verstein

UCLA offers basic courses in Business Associations. A course in Business Associations is a foundational requirement in the Business Law Specialization. Different instructors have different emphases...

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S. Bainbridge

This course offers an advanced treatment of key topics in corporate law and governance. It assumes that students have taken the basic course in Business Associations. Corporate governance is...

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J. Power

This course introduces basic accounting principles, concepts and terminology. It is intended for the law student who does not have an accounting background. Permission of the instructor to enroll is...

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S. Kim J. Park

This course offers an introduction to the federal securities laws, covering the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as well as the regulations enacted by the...

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S. Bank

Over the last two decades, the compensation of chief executive officers and other top executives has been one of the most controversial areas of law and corporate governance. Throughout the...

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M. Grady

This course is a basic one-semester introduction to federal antitrust law, including the rules against price-fixing, market division, monopolization, attempts to monopolize, tie-ins, and exclusive...

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S. Stern

This course reflects an integrated approach to the television industry, and the role of lawyers and legal doctrine within it. The course will focus on new challenges faced by the industry in response...

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D. Bussel K. Klee A. Stremitzer

This course is an introduction to federal bankruptcy law with an emphasis on the restructuring of businesses. The class will provide a solid foundation in bankruptcy law both for those who are...

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L. LoPucki

Debt is pervasive in the American economy. Security interests, mortgages, and liens are the legal devices by which the parties to loans, deals, and other transactions establish the power relationship...

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E. Zolt

This course examines several key corporate governance issues using a series of “business school” case studies. The course will also focus on accounting, finance, marketing, and tax issues that...

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H. Mittleman

Business Torts is a two-unit course that covers the commercial tort claims most frequently asserted in business litigation. Unlike the first-year torts class, which focuses on conduct causing...

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D. Bussel

Professional Responsibility Issues in Sophisticated Business Transactions, Litigations, and Reorganizations will examine the legal and ethical obligations of lawyers representing corporate clients in...

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K. Stone

This course will focus on the federal law governing relations between private-sector employers and workers acting collectively through unions. We will study union organizing, collective bargaining...

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S. Ames S. Kaplan

What this course is. This course surveys American employment law, with an emphasis on California law. We will not take a chronological, cradle to grave (i.e., hiring to firing) approach. Instead, we...

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R. Steinberg

In 2020-21, given recent developments, we will begin by analyzing some aspects of public international economic law, which are suggestive of changes in law governing international business...

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R. Steinberg

This course examines the most important legal frameworks governing international trade relations between states. Focusing on the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the US-Mexico-Canada...

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N. Netanel

This course is a two-credit introduction to U.S. trademark and unfair competition law. It covers federal trademark infringement and dilution, the tension between trademark rights and the First...

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J. Zasloff

In this course, we will study the legal regulation of the urban environment. Developers, environmentalists, homeowners, interest groups and other political actors are constrained and empowered by a...

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S. Bank J. Oh

This course introduces students to the federal income taxation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics covered will include choosing the appropriate entity, formation of...

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S. Akens N. La Terza X. Tang

This course provides an overview of the legal, business and financial aspects of the entertainment industry, specifically in the fields of motion picture, television, and digital content production...

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J. Power

This course focuses on the financial analysis skills lawyers need to better represent their clients on a variety of issues. As a foundation course in the Business Law Program, this course is also...

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T. Bryant J. Horwitz

The nonprofit sector is a vibrant part of our economy, providing multiple types of paid employment opportunities, including legal work in for-profit organizations that have associated charitable...

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K. Stark

According to the Wall Street Journal, "it has become evident in recent years that the serious business of governing the United States is largely being done in the States." To meet the demand for...

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E. Bawden

This course examines various tax problems encountered in the planning and administration of an individual's estate. Included are such issues as the effective use of the marital deduction and the...

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M. Woronoff

We will examine the nature and structure of, and the multidisciplinary legal rules relevant to, start-up companies and venture capital transactions. The course is designed to provide students:i. an...

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T. Muller

The Advanced Real Estate Transactions course examines the principal business and legal issues arising in each phase of typical real estate investment and development transactions. The course starts...

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A. Khan P. Reich

This is an introductory contracts law course that adds a practical perspective to a traditional first-year Contracts course. This course is open only to LL.M. students. Students will cover the...

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This course examines U.S. contact law from a transactional approach. The course is an introduction to main topics in contract law, including issues of formation, enforceability, defenses,...

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A. Dill

The course has both a practical and conceptual side. On the practical side, it covers the core substantive areas of compliance in financial institutions: these include the Foreign Corrupt Practices...

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M. Karlan

LAW 419 is designed for aspiring lawyers who want to better understand real estate transactions from their clients' perspectives and for law students who want to gain the skills and confidence to...

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P. Habibi

The objective of this course is to provide new lawyers with the accounting and financial skills required to better serve their clients. Students will gain qualitative and quantitative aptitude in the...

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G. Abe

This 3-unit course, taught by a professor from Anderson School of Management, focuses on important aspects of starting a new business enterprise with emphasis on the challenges faced by an...

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The aim of this course is to provide law school students with a strong foundation in corporate finance so that they can be better lawyers. The course will explore the following themes: securities...

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J. Park

This seminar and workshop allows students to explore topics introduced in the basic corporate law and securities regulation classes in greater depth. It does so through a combination of course...

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K. Stark

“Proposition 13”—the famed “tax revolt” initiative championed by Howard Jarvis and approved by California voters in June 1978—added Article XIIIA to the California Constitution. By its terms, the...

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J. Oh K. Stark

Tax policy is at the heart of many of the most important public policy issues that we face in our society. How should we allocate the cost of government? Should the tax code be used to influence...

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T. Malloy

This seminar examines the theoretical underpinnings of several major types of regulation, as well as the practical issues involved in implementing and enforcing each. We will explore the selection...

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I. Anabtawi

This seminar allows students to write a seminar paper on a topic of their choice, subject to instructor approval, in the field of mergers and acquisitions. The course consists of three parts,...

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L. LoPucki

In an increasingly globalized world, corporate law is becoming international. Companies operate across borders, and lawyers are expected to understand foreign systems. This seminar provides both an...

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N. Netanel

This seminar canvasses a range of issues and views regarding how to structure innovation law and policy to spur greater technological innovation. Much debated issues in this area include whether...

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This antitrust seminar will study legal and economic issues that arise in merger analysis under the antitrust laws, during enforcement agency review and in litigation. The seminar aims to have...

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K. Klee

Through the simulated transaction and rich case studies, this course will translate into various specializations of business law, including entertainment, real estate, corporate, and...

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L. Bocarsly

The Real Estate Law Clinic offers students practical, hands-on training and experience working on live and simulated real estate transactions involving the development and finance of affordable...

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S. Cummings D. Smith

Community economic development (CED) has emerged over the past quarter century as a important strategy for redressing urban poverty. The main programmatic goal of CED—advanced primarily by...

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T. Malloy

The acquisition of a going concern raises a host of environmental issues to be resolved and integrated into the larger transaction. It also offers an excellent context in which students can learn...

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The Corporate Practice Clinic provides students an opportunity to work on a law assignment provided by a local company under the supervision of the instructor. The assignments will require the...

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I. Anabtawi M. Cho S. Korobkin

This course leads students through an in-depth analysis of the M&A process and the contracts applicable to selling a private company. Students who complete the course become familiar with how to...

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J. Conner

This course focuses on the development of skills used by lawyers in connection with transactions, as opposed to controversies. It should appeal to a wide range of students because virtually all...

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N. Wertlieb

This course will introduce students to typical corporate transactions throughout the life cycle of a business, providing students with substantial drafting and negotiation experiences, and the...

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This is a skills course in which students learn to formulate legal strategy in the context of secured transactions. Debt is pervasive. Security interests, mortgages, and liens are the legal devices...

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S. Korobkin

Contract Drafting uses familiar contract concepts such as representations, warranties, covenants and conditions, and teaches students how to draft for the particular type of contract concept. ...

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S. Korobkin

The Transactional Law Competition is a UCLA student competition which uses a simulated M&A transaction to learn and practice the skills of contract analysis, drafting and negotiation. The course...

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A. Consoli

The due diligence process is an essential element of many M&A and other corporate transactions. Prudent due diligence enables parties to a transaction to make informed decisions concerning their...

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J. Oh

The goal of this course is to train students in a number of skills fundamental to the practice of tax law. Through a number of simulated exercises, students will gain familiarity with tasks that are...

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International commercial arbitration is the single most important means to resolve cross-border commercial disputes in international commerce. In this course, students learn the advocacy skills and...

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P. Reich

This course will introduce foreign law students to the practical skills necessary for negotiating and litigating real property disputes in the United States. The class is composed of dispute modules...

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The goal of this practicum is to link ordinary classroom teaching to real-world practice experiences outside the law school, enriching both in the process. For this course, students will all have...

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R. Feldman

Students work with life science startup companies through the Startup Legal Garage, which is based at UC Hastings Law School. Students provide legal services for early-stage startup companies, under...

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A. Stremitzer

This course introduces students to the economics of contract design. It takes an engineering approach to contracting, bridging the gap between economic contract theory, contract law scholarship, and...

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J. Feuer

This course will provide students with substantive knowledge about Directors & Officers Liability Insurance (“D&O Insurance”) with an emphasis on its effect on corporate governance. All...

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This course seeks to prepare students to enter the diverse and dynamic practice of securities litigation. We will examine the fundamentals of securities litigation, securities class actions,...

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The due diligence process is essential to all transactions. Without it, parties to a transaction will be unable to make informed decisions about their involvement in such transaction, including with...

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