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This is the page for Caroline Bradley’s Business Associations class at the University of Miami. I am teaching this class in Spring 2019. We will use William A Klein, J. Mark Ramseyer & Stephen M Bainbridge, Business Associations: Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnerships, LLCs and Corporations (10th ed. 2018).  I will provide links to statutory material via this blog.

Week 1: January 14-18

We will begin the course with agency: you will already be familiar with the concept of respondeat superior, and we will see that agents can also bind their principals to liability under contracts. From the perspective of an unpaid creditor, agency principles can be used to reach into deep pockets (if the principal is wealthy or has insurance). When thinking about the materials on authority bear in mind that officers of corporations (CEOs, CFOs etc) are agents of their corporations. The principles that apply to determine whether they have authority to bind their corporations are general agency principles.

For the first week of class I am assigning pages 1-72 of the Casebook.  Please read pages 1-13 for Tuesday, pages 13-35 for Wednesday and pages 35-72 for Thursday.

Please read the Class Policies.