Robert M. Berger : Courses and Seminars
Law of Agency, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies
Agency law deals with delegation of authority, vicarious liability and the duties of agents and principals to each other. One important component: Determining when one person's act binds or renders liable another person. Agency principles permeate, and are essential to understanding, a great many areas of substantive law, including contracts, torts, commercial and consumer law, corporation law, franchise law and administrative-regulatory law. This seminar examines the law of agency and also the law of partnerships, as agency principles form the cornerstone of partnership law. We will also consider some commonly used variants of general partnerships, such as limited partnerships and limited liability companies. The grade in the course is based on classroom participation and a written final examination.
Robert M. Berger