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Spring 2023
5421 Business Organizations - RAGAZZO- 13517

Professor(s): Robert Ragazzo (FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  MTW  Location: 211 

Course Outline: Business Organizations: This course surveys the law of agency and the various forms of business organization, including partnerships, limited partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies. The heaviest emphasis is on the law of corporations. The course focuses on corporate organization and operation and considers the duties of directors, officers, and controlling shareholders. The course also addresses two portions of the federal securities laws applicable to publicly held corporations: the insider trading and proxy rules under Sections 10(b) and 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act. Finally, the course considers the law relevant to corporate combinations.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/08 9am-1pm      

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:


Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Important (MEE)

DistanceEd ABA: No (no more than 1/3 of the class sessions have the instructor separated from all students via technology)

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Ragazzo's Closely Held Business Organizations: Cases, Materials, and Problems, 3d


ISBN: 9781683281818





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Closely Held Business Organizations: Cases, Materials, and Problems, Statutory Supplement


3rd Edition, Robert A. Ragazzo, ISBN: 9781683281825