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LAW 0876: Business Mergers & Acquisitions
Fall 2021 • 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. 


Day/Time Location
T 9:00-11:50 AM Klein 2B

Course Details

  • Olufunmilayo Arewa
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Types
  • Non-Exam
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Writing Serial


Registration Info

Registration Notes

Prior or concurrent enrollment in corporations is required to take Business Mergers and Acquisitions. Students who have not either taken corporations or enrolled in corporations concurrently will need permission from Professor Arewa to register for this course. This is a serial writing course (no exam).


You must take this course in conjunction with the following courses:

  • LAW 0508 (Corporations)

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