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Spring 2024 Course


Prerequisites: There is no formal prerequisite for the course. Students without a basic familiarity – not necessarily expertise – with rudimentary accounting and finance concepts, including the time value of money, expected value, diversification, and the overall content and purpose of basic financial accounting statements, are encouraged to take Analytical Methods for Lawyers, or equivalent courses, whether at HLS, elsewhere at HU, or online, preferably before the same semester you are enrolled in Corporations.

Exam Type: In Class

This course surveys the legal rules governing corporations, with an emphasis on the large public corporation. Topics include asset partitioning, protection of creditors, protection of other stakeholders, allocation of power between shareholders and management, fiduciary duties, shareholder voting & proxy fights, shareholder suits, M&A, and insider trading.