American Corporate Law

Course Information

Course Number
EL7010
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Type
Lecture
Additional Attributes
Executive LL.M

Section 001 Information

Instructors

Section Description

This course is an introduction to American corporate law. It is assumed that students in the executive LLM have basic familiarity with principles of agency law and business organizations, as this will not be covered in this intensive course. The course focuses on the corporate law of the state of Delaware (the leading place of incorporation for publicly traded corporations in the U.S.). In addition, it serves as an introduction to basic principles of federal U.S. securities law as it pertains to the voting process, agenda control of the shareholder meeting, tenders, securities fraud, and insider trading. At the heart of this course is the distribution of legal powers in the corporation between shareholders and directors and officers; controlling shareholders and minority shareholders; and between shareholders and other stakeholders, including creditors and employees. The course will investigate these relations through the lens of statutory and case law, highlighting the complex interplay between the two. Last but not least, students will be introduced to litigation in the corporate context, in particular the statutory and case law requirements for bringing derivative actions.

School Year & Semester
Summer 2020
Location
WJWH 103
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
9:00 - 12:25 pm
Points
3
Method of Evaluation
Other
J.D Writing Credit?
No

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
None