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Online LLM in Delaware Corporate Law and Finance
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The 24 credit online corporate LLM program consists entirely of required courses, each of which is described below. There are no elective courses in this program. To complete the online corporate LLM program, a degree candidate must successfully complete each of the following courses.

[LAW 607]: INTRODUCTION TO U.S. LAW & LEGAL INSTITUTIONS (1 credit)
This course introduces the U.S. legal system and its legislative and judicial processes, and explores how a legal rule is generated and maintained by the judicial system. Emphasis will be placed on civil practice, the interpretation of legislation and the development of the law through the court systems.

[LAW 631]: DELAWARE BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (3 credits)
This survey course analyzes the conduct of business in each of the principal forms of Delaware business organizations, and the relative rights and liabilities of the members of such organizations and third persons. The course reviews the Delaware Uniform Partnership statute, the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act, and the Delaware General Corporation Law and considers the legal and equitable principles governing agency and partnership relationships as well as corporations.

[LAW ___]: BASIC PRINCIPLES IN U.S. ACCOUNTING, FINANCE AND COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS (3 credits)
This course introduces concepts and documents with which business lawyers should be conversant. These concepts and documents include basic accounting principles, present value and risk, discounted cash flow analysis, option value, basic financial analytical tools, and basic business financing forms (including trust indentures, shareholder agreements, and preferred stock terms).

[LAW ___]: U.S. BUSINESS TAXATION (3 credits)
This course surveys and analyzes the federal system of income taxation. Topics include gross receipts, gross and net income, exclusions, deductions, credits, rates and tax accounting.

LAW 629]: U.S. SECURITIES REGULATION FOR FOREIGN LAWYERS (3 credits)
This course examines the public distribution of securities under the Securities Act of 1933 (including American Depositary Receipts) and select issues in the trading of securities governed by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including securities fraud, insider trading, tender offers and proxy regulation.

[LAW ___]: ADVANCED DELAWARE CORPORATION LAW (3 credits)
This course explores cutting edge concepts of fiduciary standards of conduct and standards of judicial review as developed in the leading Delaware corporate cases in this area, as well as the litigation process. The course focuses principally, but not exclusively, on publicly owned and traded corporations.

[LAW 739X]: CORPORATE BANKRUPTCY AND REORGANIZATION (3 credits)
This course examines all facets of corporate reorganization under Chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code. The course will deal with the responsibilities of counsel and the duties of the debtors and will explore the mechanisms by which the rights of corporate creditors are adjusted and compromised in the reorganization process.

[LAW ___]: LITIGATING BUSINESS ENTITY DISPUTES IN DELAWARE COURTS (3 credits)
This course focuses on the practical and strategic aspects of litigating a business entity dispute in the Delaware court system, with particular emphasis on fiduciary litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery. Pleading rules, discovery and motion practice in the context of such litigation are also explored.


[LAW ___]: ADVANCED DELAWARE ALTERNATIVE ENTITY LAW, WITH LEGAL WRITING COMPONENT (2 credits)
This course examines business issues arising with Delaware alternative business entities (i.e., entities other than corporations) including general partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. The course focuses on the intersection of fiduciary and contractual duties and the opportunities for parties to modify, reduce or eliminate fiduciary obligations in favor of a purely contractual business entity. Note that this course also includes a legal writing component that will require students to complete a graded legal writing assignment that analyzes an issue of Delaware alternative entity law.

 
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