Summer 2016 Initial Class Assignment for:
First class date: May 31
Posting date: May 25, 2016 @ 16:58:04
Welcome to Corporations!
I look forward to meeting you and beginning our study of America's
most prominent form of business organization!
We are going to discuss what a corporation is, how it forms, the
duties and rights of those who invest in and manage it, how
corporate businesses combine, and how they die. On the way, we
will talk about the US Constitution, employees' roles, some
accounting and finance principles, the regulation of securities,
executive compensation, corporate social responsibility, corporate
theft, and mergers and acquisitions!
Your first assignment, for Tuesday, May 31, is to study the
statutes and answer the questions in Section 1.A of the Overbook.
Please be prepared to answer each question and report both your
answer and where in the statutes you found the answer. Answering
these questions will get you a long way toward preparation for the
bar in this area, so we will go through each one.
On Wednesday evening, we will continue in the Overbook through 1.B
and begin discussing the questions in part 2.A.
You may find a copy of the Overbook in the bookstore or a pdf copy
on the Stanley course homepage under "Files."
You will need a copy of the Texas Business Organizations Code.
You can use (or download) the copy online from the Texas state
website (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/?link=BO), but a
2016 edition from Thomson-Reuters is also available in the
bookstore, and that is the one I will use in class.
See you Tuesday!