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LAW 0876: Business Mergers & Acquisitions
Fall 2019 • Section 21 • CRN 41961

Course Description

This course covers the corporate law aspects of mergers and acquisitions. The advantages and disadvantages of various acquisition forms, such as mergers, asset acquisitions, stock purchases, and tender offers are discussed. Significant focus is given to the duties of the board of directors of the selling company, including the duties of the board in both negotiated and hostile acquisitions. Anti-takeover devices are considered, and securities law issues are surveyed. This course will also cover policy and regulatory issues and practical aspects of M&A transactional practices, including issues relating to deal documents and deal document terms. This course will not have a final examination. Class requirements will include a short paper on an approved topic and an assigned class project. Prior or concurrent enrollment in corporations is required for this class.


Day/Time Location
T 9:00-11:50 AM Barrack 102

Course Details

  • Olufunmilayo Arewa
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement


Registration Info

Registration Notes

Concurrent enrollment in corporations is necessary to take Business Mergers & Acquisitions. Students will need permission from Professor Arewa prior to taking course.

Concurrent Pre-Requisites

The following courses must be taken prior to or concurrently with this course:

  • LAW 0508 (Corporations)

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