Summer 2015 Initial Class Assignment for:


Instructor: Ricks

First class date: May 26, 2015

Posting date: May 21, 2015 @ 14:54:03


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.  I can't wait to start!

Please find the Stanley page for the class.  On the right of the 
page, under "Featured Links," is a link to a book (a pdf file) 
called the "Corporations Overbook."  Your first assignment, for 
Tuesday, May 26, 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.

I have asked the copy center to print out copies of the Overbook.  
They should be in the bookstore tomorrow around noon, but there is 
no reason to wait to start.

You will need a copy of the Texas Business Organizations Code for 
the course.  You can use the copy online at the Texas state 
website (, but a 
2014 edition from West publishing is also available in the 
bookstore, and that is the one I will use in class.

See you Tuesday!


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