Law 230 - Business Associations
M.A. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Oxford University, 1986
J.D. Stanford Law School, 1989
This course surveys the legal concepts and rules applicable to the dominant types of business associations in the United States. After considering the various forms available for conducting a business, focus will turn to the law of corporations, both closely held and public. Corporate law topics covered will include the roles, rights, and duties of boards of directors, managers, and shareholders. No prior knowledge of business or accounting is assumed.
- Understand the alternative forms for doing business in the United States and their legal characteristics.
- Recognize the legal implications of choosing one form of doing business relative to others.
- Analyze the various roles, rights, and duties of the key constituencies of the corporation.