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									                                  COURSE SYLLABUS
                            LAW OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
                                     SPRING, 2009

Course:               No. LS 4143, Section 25278, Law of Business Organizations

Pre-requisites:       Junior standing

Instructor:           Darrell Ford, J. D., M.B.A., B.S.

Class meeting:        Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

Classroom:            Business 108

Office Hours:         Thatcher Hall, Room 118
                      Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
                      Immediately prior to, and following, each class and by appointment

Telephone:            UCO office 2424                  e-mail dford@uco.edu
                      Home 288-2662                    outside office 527-7049

Textbook:             West's Business Law, 11th Edition, by Clarkson, Miller, Jentz & Cross,
                       2008.

Course Objective:     To gain knowledge, understanding and familiarity with the formation, operation,
                      and termination of various business organizations, including partnerships and
                      corporations, the law of agency, and the legal, ethical and business principles
                      facing business organizations, and to improve critical thinking and writing skills.

Teaching Methods:     Lecture, class discussion and research

Evaluation Methods:   There will be four written examinations, including a non-cumulative final, all
                      consisting of true and false, multiple choice and, or short answer/essay
                      questions. Each of the four exams will count as 20% of the final grade. The
                      remaining 20% of the final grade will be based on a written research report on a
                      related legal topic of the student's choice. Reports should not exceed 10 pages,
                      should include at least 5 references, should be presented in class (presentation
                      not to exceed 5 minutes), and may be the subject of a paper quiz.

Grading System:       Final grades will be based on the test scores and, or, paper and be assigned
                      pursuant to the following scale:

                              A = 90% - 100%                   D = 60% - 69%
                              B = 80% - 89%                    F = Below 60%
                              C = 70% - 79%

Attendance Policy:    Students are expected to attend all classes, although attendance is not considered
                      in the grade the student receives.
Make-up Tests:          Except in special circumstances, make-up tests will not be administered.

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                        plagiarism prevention tools and methods which may be utilized by your
                        faculty instructor during the term of the semester. In the UCO Student
                        Handbook, there is a process for contesting any plagiarism allegations
                        against you.

ADA Disclosure:         The University of Central Oklahoma complies with Section 504 of the
                        Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
                        Students with disabilities who need special accommodations must make their
                        requests by contacting the Assistant Director of Disability Support Services, Ms.
                        Kimberly Fields at (405) 974-2549. The DSS Office is located in the Nigh
                        University Center, Room 309. Students should also notify the instructor of
                        special accommodation needs by the end of the first week of class.

Emergencies during      If an emergency occurs that prevents the administration of a final examination,
Finals                  the student's final course grade will be calculated based on the work in the
                        course completed to that point in time and the faculty member's considered
                        judgment. Final exams will not be rescheduled, and a grade of "I" will not be
                        given as a result of the missed exam.

Changes:                This Syllabus is subject to change and should serve only as a guideline.

Additional Information: For additional information, including important dates and deadlines, consult the
                        UCO web site at http://central.ucok.edu.




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                            COURSE OUTLINE
                     LAW OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
                                Spring 2009

Date          Assignment
January 12    Introductions
              Chapter 31, Agency Formation and Duties
January 14    Chapter 31, Agency Formation and Duties
January 16    Chapter 31, Agency Formation and Duties
January 19    Martin Luther King Day – No Class
January 21    Chapter 32, Liability to Third Parties and Termination
January 23    Chapter 32, Liability to Third Parties and Termination
January 26    Chapter 32, Liability to Third Parties and Termination
January 28    Chapter 43, Administrative Law
January 30    Chapter 44, Consumer Law
February 2    Chapter 44, Consumer Law
              Review of Chapters 31, 32, 43, and 44
February 4    Test One (Chapters 31, 32, 43, and 44)
February 6    Chapter 35, Sole Proprietorships and Franchises
February 9    Chapter 35, Sole Proprietorships and Franchises
February 11   Chapter 36, Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships
February 13   Chapter 36, Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships
February 16   Chapter 37, Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms
February 18   Chapter 37, Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms
February 20   Chapter 45, Environmental Law
February 23   Chapter 45, Environmental Law
              Review of Chapters 35 - 37, and 45
February 25   Test Two (Chapters 35 - 37, and 45)
February 27   Chapter 46, Antitrust Law
March 2       Chapter 46, Antitrust Law
March 4       Chapter 38, Corporations - Formation and Financing
March 6       Chapter 38, Corporations - Formation and Financing
March 9       Chapter 39, Corporations - Directors, Officers, and Shareholders
March 11      Chapter 39, Corporations - Directors, Officers, and Shareholders
March 13      Chapter 39, Corporations - Directors, Officers, and Shareholders



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March 16     Spring Break – No Class
March 18     Spring Break – No Class
March 20     Spring Break – No Class
March 23     Chapter 51, Professional Liability and Accountability
March 25     Chapter 51, Professional Liability and Accountability
             Review of Chapters 38, 39, 46, and 51
March 27     Test Three (Chapters 38, 39, 46, and 51)
March 30     Chapter 40, Corporations - Merger, Consolidation, and Termination
April 1      Chapter 40, Corporations - Merger, Consolidation, and Termination
April 3      Chapter 41, Corporations – Securities Law and Corporate Governance
April 6      Chapter 41, Corporations – Securities Law and Corporate Governance
April 8      Chapter 41, Corporations – Securities Law and Corporate Governance
April 10     Chapter 47, Personal Property and Bailments
April 13     Chapter 47, Personal Property and Bailments
April 15     Chapter 48, Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Relationships
April 17     Chapter 48, Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Relationships
April 20     Chapter 50, Wills, Trusts and Elder Law
April 22     Chapter 50, Wills, Trusts and Elder Law
             RESEARCH PAPERS OUTLINE AND LIST OF REFERENCES DUE
April 24     Chapter 42, Law for Small Businesses
April 27     RESEARCH PAPERS DUE
             Paper presentations
April 29     Paper presentations
May 1        Review for Final of Chapters 40 – 42, 47, 48, and 50
May 4        Final Exam
11:00 a.m.




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