Fall 2015 or Summer Intersession Initial Class Assignment for:

Corporations § (b)

Instructor: Ricks

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!


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