This course covers the formation, organization, purposes, and powers of business corporations; distribution of powers between shareholders and directors; duties and liabilities of directors and officers; voting rights; financing; issuance and transfer of securities; shareholder actions; dividends and distribution; sale of controlling interests; tender offers; mergers and acquisitions; dissolution.
This upper-level doctrinal course is part of the Core Curriculum. All students must complete this course before graduation. For students more interested in transactional careers, Corporations should be completed during their second year. For students more interested in litigation careers, Evidence should be completed during their second year and Corporations should be completed during their third year. Concepts introduced in this course are heavily tested on the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) and the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), and the New York Law Exam (NYLE).