The Legal Infrastructure of Business

 

Booth 42201, Fall, 2018

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

 

Randal C. Picker

James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law

The Law School, The University of Chicago

 

Grading

       50% participation in blogs

       50% take-home final

 

All work in the course must adhere to the Booth standards of conduct in the Honor Code and Standards of Scholarship.

 

Class Reading Materials: Set 1; Set 2; Set 3; Set 4; Set 5; U.S. Constitution; Sample Exam; Sample Answer; Consolidated Slides

 

Class Blog:

-        Wednesday section: https://voices.uchicago.edu/201804busn42201-81/

Saturday section: https://voices.uchicago.edu/201804busn42201-85/

 

Date

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Topics/Issues

Cases/Materials

Slides

W, 9/26; Sa, 9/29

1

Property, Contracts and Business Models

International News Service, Yelp!, ProCD, Barnes & Noble (1-22)

Slides

W, 10/3; Sa, 10/6

2

Intellectual Property

Google, Alice (23-46)

Slides

W, 10/10, Sa, 10/13

3

Market Power: Antitrust

Apple, Google (47-74)

Slides

W, 10/17, Sa, 10/20

4

Market Power: Network Industries and Standards Businesses

DVD Business Review Letters, DOJ Closing Statement on Motorola Mobility, FCC Open Internet Materials, Facebook as a Platform (here and here) (76-107))

Slides

W, 10/24, Sa, 10/27

5

Duties of Directors and Officers

Smith, HP Documents (109-142)

Slides

W, 10/31, Sa, 11/3

6

Structuring Transactions and Bankruptcy

203 N. LaSalle, Chrysler (143-157)

Slides

W, 11/7, Sa, 11/10

7

Privacy, Data and Security

Wyndham, Google, Tim Cook privacy speech (text, video), former FBI Director Comey speech (159-200)

Slides

W, 11/14, Sa, 11/17

8

New Products, Product Design and the Law

Y Combinator Materials (blog post 1, blog post 2, investment document), FTC Complaint against Amazon, Uber NYC reg story, San Francisco scooter regulation (201-216)

Slides

W, 11/28, Sa, 12/1

9

International Issues

Yahoo!, Tianrui, NYT on Wal-Mart and FCPA (217-238 + readings at link)

Slides

W, 12/5, Sa, 12/8

10

Monitoring the Monitors

Andersen Materials, KPMG, DOJ Corporate Crime Statement (239-266)

Slides