Douglas Barnard : Courses and Seminars
Advanced Corporate Law: Mergers and Acquisitions
This seminar develops and applies the student’s knowledge of corporate and contracts law in the context of mergers and acquisitions. After introducing the general subject, the seminar will cover a broad range of fundamental topics (acquisition mechanics, successorship, transaction documentation, deal-specific litigation, and fiduciary duties) and then conclude with an in-depth analysis of the legal issues in a takeover battle. The readings consist of a casebook, recent judicial opinions, scholarly commentary, and other background material. Corporations or Business Associations I and Contracts are prerequisites. Students who have taken the Mergers and Acquisitions course with Professor Davis may not enroll in this seminar. Grades will be based on class participation and an 8 hour take-home final exam.