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Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnerships, LLCs, and Corporations, 9th

ANNOUNCEMENT: Stephen Bainbridge is collecting syllabi from users of the case book. If you are an adopter, please email him your syllabus bainbrid@law.ucla.edu and please indicate whether you would be willing to have it included in a database of syllabi to be maintained here on our website. Thanks!

With the prior edition of this concise, up-to-date casebook having been adopted at over 100 law schools, the ninth edition preserves the authors' tradition of providing a comprehensive overview of agency, partnership, and corporation law. It also continues to emphasize six basic editorial principles:
  • Be lean but not mean, cases edited ruthlessly to produce a readable and concise result.
  • Facts matter, so they are included in all their potential ambiguity.
  • Bring a planner's perspective to the table through extensive use of transactionally-oriented problems.
  • It's a casebook not a treatise. No long, stultifying textual passages. Provide the cases and let the individual teacher use them as he or she sees fit.
  • Try to find cases that are fun to teach. Great facts or a clever analysis are always given first priority in case selection.
  • Provide a teachers' manual that goes into great depth, with analysis of every case and, whenever applicable, offering the disparate views of each author.
An exhaustive teachers' manual extensively discusses every case and provides answers to every question in the text. One feature that many adopters find especially helpful is that all three editors give their own approach to the cases, showing the different ways in which the same case can be taught. Annually updated PowerPoint slides cover almost all sections of the book and feature an extensive use of data, graphics, and photos.

Business Associations: Agency, Partnerships, LLCs, and Corporations, 2015 Statutes and Rules
Written by Stephen M. Bainbridge, William A. Klein, J. Mark Ramseyer

This statutory supplement includes statutes and rules relevant to all business entities. It is suitable for use with all textbooks and casebooks for such courses. It includes all updates to the statutes and rules.

Business Organization and Finance, Legal and Economic Principles, 11th
Written by William A. Klein, John C. Coffee Jr., and Frank Partnoy

Klein, Coffee, and Partnoy's Business Organization and Finance, Legal and Economic Principles, 11th explains the basic economic elements and legal principles of business organization and finance. It is the best additional resource to assign to students for background. It distills in a straightforward and accessible way the essential elements of these often complex topics and explains the basic economic elements and legal principles of business organization and finance with concise, conceptual overviews. It contains a detailed introduction outlining the essential functions of corporate law. It contains an invaluable new section covering recent developments in financial markets, the financial crisis, the role of derivatives and financial complexity in the modern corporation to give students background on modern financial issues. An authoritative introduction to the law, the Foundation Press Concepts and Insights Series offers law students concise, conceptual overviews of important areas of law, as written by leading scholars. Students reap the benefit of the authors' expert opinions, insight, and experience, with illustrative case studies, case notes, and examples. The paperback texts also contain thought-provoking questions designed to generate classroom discussion and hone students' legal reasoning.

Securities Law: Insider Trading, 2d
Written by Stephen M. Bainbridge

Presenting the history, richness, and texture of important areas of law, this text illustrates the development of securities/insider trading law, with selected cases and in-depth explanations. Insider trading is a central topic in most corporations, business association, and securities regulation classes. For many corporate law students, insider trading is their principal introduction to federal securities law, SEC Rule 10b-5, and economic analysis. As a recommended text, this book addresses the important subject in a readable and authoritative manner. Accessible but sophisticated, it seeks to develop the reader's understanding of the theory and practice of insider trading law.

Mergers and Acquisitions, 3d
Written by Stephen M. Bainbridge

This law school textbook is designed for advanced business law courses, such as Mergers & Acquisitions or Corporate Finance, with a primary emphasis on corporate and securities law issues. The text has a strong emphasis on the doctrinal issues taught in today's Mergers & Acquisitions classes, and also places significant emphasis on an economic analysis of the major issues in such a course.

Corporate Law, 2d
Written by Stephen M. Bainbridge

Corporations classes present students with two related problems: First, many students have trouble understanding the cases studied because they do not understand the transactions giving rise to those cases. Second, Corporations classes at many law schools are taught from a law and economics perspective, which many students find unfamiliar and/or daunting. Yet, with few exceptions, corporate law treatises and other study aids have essentially ignored the law and economics revolution.

This book is intended to remedy these difficulties. The pedagogy is up-to-date, with a strong emphasis on the doctrinal issues taught in today's Corporations classes and, equally important, a mainstream economic analysis of the major issues in the course. As such, the text is coherent and cohesive: It provides students not only with an overview of the course, but also (and more importantly) with a unifying method of thinking about the course. Using a few basic tools of law and economics-price theory, game theory, and the theory of the firm literature-students will come to see corporate law as the proverbial "seamless web." Finally, the text is highly readable: The style is simple, direct, and reader- friendly. Even when dealing with complicated economic or financial issues, the text seeks to make those issues readily accessible.

Agency, Partnerships & LLCs, 2d
Written by Stephen M. Bainbridge

This text provides a reader-friendly, accessible overview of unincorporated business associations. While emphasizing the doctrinal issues taught in today's unincorporated business associations classes, it places significant emphasis on economic analysis of the major issues in that course. The second edition has been comprehensively updated. It includes extensive new treatment of the now final Restatement (Third) of Agency and amendments to the various uniform acts governing unincorporated business associations. The coverage has been expanded to include additional topics, especially in the chapter on limited liability companies, so as to reflect their continually growing popularity as a choice of form for small businesses. Among these new topics are single member LLCs, shelf LLCs, conversion to an LLC from other forms of business organizations, promoters' duties, non-profit and low profit LLCs, and freedom of contract in LLC law.

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