The Legal Infrastructure of Business

 

Booth 42201, Fall, 2017

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

 

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

 

Class Blog: http://voices.uchicago.edu/201704busn4220181/

 

Date

#

Topics/Issues

Cases/Materials

Slides

M, 9/25

1

Property, Contracts and Business Models

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

Slides

M, 10/2

2

Intellectual Property

Google, LOT Agreement (23-54)

Slides

M, 10/9

3

Market Power: Antitrust

Apple, Google (55-88)

Slides

M, 10/16

4

Market Power: Network Industries and Standards Businesses

DVD Business Review Letters, DOJ Closing Statement on Motorola Mobility, FCC Open Internet Materials (89-118))

Slides

M, 10/23

5

Duties of Directors and Officers

Smith, HP Documents (121-154)

Slides

M, 10/30

6

Structuring Transactions and Bankruptcy

203 N. LaSalle, Chrysler (156-170)

Slides

M, 11/6

7

New Products, Product Design and the Law

FTC Complaint against Amazon; Chicago Rideshare Ordinance; Airbnb Prop F statement; Honest Ads Act (171-226)

Slides

M, 11/13

8

Privacy, Data and Security

Wyndham, Google, Apple and Google encryption statements; FBI Director Comey speech (227-258)

Slides

M, 11/20

9

International Issues

Yahoo!, Tianrui, NYT on Wal-Mart and FCPA (259-282 + readings at link)

Slides

M, 11/27

10

Monitoring the Monitors

Andersen Materials, KPMG, DOJ Corporate Crime Statement (283-310)

Slides