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Foreword: The Many Passions Of Teaching Corporations, Charles R.T. O'Kelley Jan 2000

Foreword: The Many Passions Of Teaching Corporations, Charles R.T. O'Kelley

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This Symposium belies such skeptical views of the Corporations course and those of us who teach it. The 1999 Teaching Corporate Law Conference was organized around teachers' self-identified passions in teaching Corporations--the themes, insights, skills or puzzles about which they are most intrigued or enthused. Thirty-seven professors made presentations at the Conference; twenty-eight have converted their presentations into the essays in this Symposium edition, which have been grouped substantively rather than in the exact order presented at the Conference.


Delaware Corporation Law And Transaction Cost Engineering, Charles R.T. O'Kelley Jan 2000

Delaware Corporation Law And Transaction Cost Engineering, Charles R.T. O'Kelley

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I have a passionate belief that a very good way to teach Corporations is to structure the course around a core goal--to teach Delaware corporate law systematically--not just bits and pieces of it, but the entire system, much the way we approach the teaching of constitutional law. This Essay is an elaboration of my reasoning and strategies, organized as a presentation and discussion of the core rationales for organizing the course in this way. The first justification flows axiomatically from the following proposition: we create value for many of our students, and harm none, by giving them an opportunity to ...