American Corporate Law: The Law and Economics of Corporate Practice

Course Information

Course Number
EL7023
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Type
Lecture
Additional Attributes
New Course, Executive LLM

Section 001 Information

Instructors

Section Description

May 23 - June 23. The corporate form has long dominated business organizations, especially in the United States. While there has been a trend to “go private”, large, publicly traded corporations still dominate. Understanding the core features of corporate law of the US state of Delaware where most large corporations are incorporated, is therefore of critical importance for legal practice in the US and elsewhere. The course will highlight areas of corporate law that are most distinctive of the Delaware approach, in particular the law of fiduciary duties, including recent developments in the space of shareholder litigation and derivative actions. Additionally, the course will situate Delaware’s corporate law in the broader field of business organizational law and the transactional work done in identifying alternative forms of business organizations that may be most suitable for a given transaction or multi-unit business organizations. Methodologically, the course will combine doctrinal analysis of case law with a functional law-and-economics approach.

School Year & Semester
Summer 2022
Location
TBA TBA
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
9:00 - 11:00 am
Points
3
Method of Evaluation
Exam
J.D Writing Credit?
No

Course Limitations

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