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Corporations - An Online, Open Source Casebook (2015 Edition)
(2015)
  • Brian JM Quinn, Boston College Law School
Abstract
This online resource is intended to be used as a “virtual” casebook for an introductory corporations class. This casebook is an experiment using the H20 platform of Harvard’s Berkman Center. This casebook can be printed and used in a hard copy form, or students can read and access the cases and materials online. Because the materials in this casebook are all open-source, the cost to students is extremely low. A traditional casebook typically costs in excess of $200. This casebook is available to students for $30 (including $10 contribution to BCLS' Public Interest Law Fund). I am experimenting with publishing this casebook on Amazon's CreateSpace platform, which has lowered publication costs while improving the print quality. The materials in this casebook follow a format that is familiar to a student in any of my previous corporations classes. The course and the materials focus on the Delaware corporate code. Beyond the code, Delaware has a very deep corporate common law. It is in the corporate common law that the courts have developed the law of corporate fiduciary duties. It is through fiduciary duties that the corporate law attempts to regulate the relationship between shareholders and the corporation, between managers and the corporation, as well as the relationships of controlling shareholders and minority shareholders. Fiduciary duties are tested most often in the context of corporate takeovers. The corporate takeover materials in this casebook attempt to highlight the most important issues in takeover situations as well as the court’s doctrinal efforts to mitigate the transaction costs that arise in these situations.
Publication Date
2015
Citation Information
Brian JM Quinn. "Corporations - An Online, Open Source Casebook (2015 Edition)" (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/brian_quinn/45/