The Legal Infrastructure of Business

 

Booth 42201, Fall, 2016

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

 

Randal C. Picker

James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law

Ludwig & Hilde Wolf Teaching Scholar

The Law School, The University of Chicago

 

Grading

       50% participation in blogs

       50% take-home final

 

Class Reading Materials: Set 1; Set 2; Set 3; Set 4; Set 5; Set 6; Set 7; Set 8; Set 9; Set 10; U.S. Constitution; Sample Exam; Sample Answer; Consolidated Slides

 

Class Blog: http://voices.uchicago.edu/201604buse42201/

 

Date

#

Topics/Issues

Cases/Materials

Slides

M, 9/26

1

Property, Contracts and Business Models

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

Slides

M, 10/3

2

Intellectual Property

Google, Alice (23-52)

Slides

M, 10/10

3

Market Power: Antitrust

Apple, Google (53-83)

Slides

M, 10/17

4

Market Power: Network Industries: Standards Businesses

DVD Business Review Letters, DOJ Closing Statement on Motorola Mobility, FCC Open Internet Materials (85-110))

Slides

M, 10/24

5

(1) Duties of Directors and Officers

(2) Information Disclosure and Securities Markets

Smith, Basic (111-140)

Slides

M, 10/31

6

Structuring Transactions and Bankruptcy

203 N. LaSalle, Chrysler (141-156)

Slides

M, 11/7

7

New Products, Product Design and the Law

FTC Complaint against Amazon; Chicago Rideshare Ordinance; Airbnb Prop F Statement; Apple and Google encryption statements; FBI Director Comey speech (157-178)

Slides

M, 11/14

8

Privacy, Data and Security

Wyndham, Google, Pokemon Go Letters, FTC Broadband Privacy

Slides

M, 11/21

9

International Issues

Yahoo!, Microsoft blog posts (here and here), Tianrui, NYT on Wal-Mart and FCPA (219-242 + readings at links)

Slides

M, 11/28

10

Monitoring the Monitors

Andersen Materials, KPMG, DOJ Corporate Crime Statement (243-272)

Slides