Corporations (Law & Business)

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 74/80
Credits: 4
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TRF
  • 1000-1120
  • WB152
08/26/2021 11/30/2021

Course Description

This course will consider the formation and operation of corporations, partnerships and other business associations. It will examine the roles and duties of those who control businesses and the power of investors to influence those in control. Topics covered include agency, fiduciary duties, mergers and acquisitions, voting rights and insider trading. The course will assume a basic knowledge of corporate finance and accounting and may examine theoretical perspectives on contemporary questions in corporate structure and governance.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Students in this course are expected to have knowledge and familiarity with basic accounting and corporate finance. Satisfactory completion of Law 6100 and Law 6101 would meet this expectation, but college coursework or work experience could suffice too. If a student has knowledge/familiarity of accounting and corporate finance from other college-level coursework or work experience, but is unsure whether their exposure meets the instructor’s expectations, such students are encouraged to discuss it with the instructor. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Corporations (6103)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: Students in this course are expected to have knowledge and familiarity with basic accounting and corporate finance. Satisfactory completion of Law 6100 and Law 6101 would obviously meet this expectation. If a student has knowledge/familiarity of accounting and corporate finance from other college-level coursework or work experience, but is unsure whether their exposure meets the instructor’s expectations, such students are encouraged to discuss it with the instructor.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
121819305
Law No.
LAW6109
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, November 17, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM
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