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Corporations (Hoffman,D)

Spring 2024   LAW 622-001  

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David Hoffman

Professor of Law, Deputy Dean

Additional Information

Skills Training

100% Exam,
Other (The student’s grade will be based on a scheduled, in class, open-book final exam)

Multiple Choice,
In Class,

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement



Class meets in person.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- I will make PowerPoint slides or other class materials routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

Meeting Times/Location
TR 1:30PM - 2:50PM
Gittis Hall 213



This is an introductory course on the law of business organizations. While we will focus primarily on corporations, we will also cover agency and partnership to examine similarities and differences in organizational law. Specific topics will include fiduciary law, shareholder voting, executive compensation, derivative suits, control transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Special emphasis throughout the course will be given to the functional analysis of legal rules and the law and economics method. This class is taught through a mix of lectures and discussion.

Class participation and regular attendance is required. I will be monitoring attendance daily.

Course Concentrations

Business and Corporate Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of business and corporate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of business and corporate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to business and corporate law; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between the world of business and finance and that of business and corporate law, and how they affect other areas of law and society.


"Business Associations, Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnerships, LLCs, and Corporations" by Bainbridge, Stephen M
Edition: 11th (22)
Publisher: West Law
ISBN: 9781684673346

"Business Associations: Agency, Partnerships, LLCs, and Corporations, " by Bainbridge, Stephen M
Edition: 2022 Statutes and Rules
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781636599014