B653 is taught by B. Broughman, G. Fletcher, W. Henderson, W. Hicks, D. Nagy
This course provides a survey of the legal rules and concepts governing the modern corporation. Topics include rules of agency law, corporate formation, limited liability, fiduciary duties, corporate governance, executive compensation, and mergers and acquisitions. This course serves as a foundation for further coursework in the business law curriculum, and so many of the topics we will discuss are treated at greater depth in other, more specialized classes. The key theme for our purposes is to understand how corporate law regulates the relationships among the many different constituencies of the firm, including shareholders, directors, managers, creditors, employees, customers, and suppliers. There are no prerequisites for this course, and the presentation is designed to be accessible to students lacking a business background.