Fall 2015 or Summer Intersession Initial Class Assignment for:
Corporations § (b)
First class date: Monday, August 17
Posting date: Aug 12, 2015 @ 15:55:00
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!
You will need the Corporations Overbook for our first assignment.
It is available in hard copy in the bookstore. It is also
available on Stanley. Please find the Stanley page for the class.
On the left of the page under the link called "Files," you will
find a book called "Overbook_Fall2015.pdf."
Your first assignment, for Monday, August 17, 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 Overbook questions will get you a long way toward
preparation for the bar in this area, so we will go through each
You will need for this course a copy of the Texas Business
Organizations Code. You can use the copy online at the Texas
state website (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/?link=BO),
but a 2014 hard copy edition from West publishing is also
available in the bookstore, and that is the one I will use in
See you Monday!