Business Associations:
Agency, Partnerships and Corporations, 8th Ed.

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Adopted in more than 100 schools, Business Associations, Agency, Partnerships and Corporations provides an overview of this important area of law. Co-author Stephen Bainbridge, who uses Microsoft PowerPoint in his class, has agreed to share his Business Associations PowerPoint slides with adopters of the Klein, Ramseyer & Bainbridge casebook.

The eighth edition of this concise, up-to-date casebook preserves the tradition of providing a comprehensive overview of agency, partnership, and corporation law. It continues to emphasize six basic editorial principles:
  • Be lean but not mean - cases edited ruthlessly to produce a concise result
  • Facts matter and are included in all their potential ambiguity
  • Take a planner's perspective through extensive use of transactionally oriented problems
  • It's a casebook, not a treatise - no long, stultifying textual passages
  • Try to find cases that are fun to teach - great facts or a clever analysis have first priority in case selection
  • Provide a teachers' manual that goes into depth, with analysis of every case offering the disparate views of each author

Annual Statutory Supplement For Use With This And Other Business Associations Casebooks.

Business Associations-Agency, Partnerships, LLC's and Corporations, 2013 Statutes and Rules

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 is includes all updates to the statutes and rules.

Additional Study Aids

Business Organization and Finance

William A. Klein, John C. Coffee Jr.

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. Klein and Coffee's Business Organization and Finance, Legal and Economic Principles, 9th explains the basic economic elements and legal principles of business organization and finance.

Securities Law: Insider Trading

Stephen M. Bainbridge

Presenting the history, richness, and texture of important areas of law, the Foundation Press Turning Point Series enables law students to see beyond black letter law. Bainbridge's Securities Law: Insider Trading illustrates the development of securities/insider trading law, with selected cases and in-depth explanations. Professor-recommended, the Foundation Press Turning Point Series supplements classroom discussion and assist students in better understanding a crucial topic.

Mergers and Acquisitions, 3d

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.

Corporation Law and Economics

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.

Agency, Partnership and Limited Liability Companies

Stephen M. Bainbridge

The emergence of the limited liability company has kindled renewed interest in unincorporated business associations among legal scholars. This revival was further stimulated by the multiple revisions made to the Uniform Partnership Act in the 1990s. By lending new intellectual respectability to the study of unincorporated business associations, these developments stimulated the supply side of the curricular equilibrium. Courses on unincorporated business associations have thus sprung up at many law schools. A number of very fine casebooks compete for that market, including one co-edited by the author of this volume. This text is intended to provide students taking a course in unincorporated business associations with a reader-friendly, highly accessible overview of the law and economics of unincorporated business associations. In addition, students taking a basic course in corporations or business associations may find this volume helpful as a more expansive treatment of the law of agency, partnership, and limited liability companies. The text does not shy away from bringing theory to bear on doctrine. While the text has a strong emphasis on the doctrinal issues taught in today's unincorporated business associations classes, it also places significant emphasis on providing an economic analysis of the major issues in that course. Agency, Partnership and Limited Liability Companies thus offers not only with an overview of the black letter law of unincorporated business associations, but also a unifying method of thinking about the subject. Using a few basic tools of law and economics — such as price theory, game theory, and the theory of the firm literature - the reader will come to see the law in this area as the proverbial “seamless web.”

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