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Corporate Cases, Federal and State
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Delaware Business Organizations Cases
Westlaw: DEBUS

Multistate Business Organizations - Cases
Westlaw: MBUS-CS

State Case Law Databases
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Corporate and Securities Law Guide

This library guide aims to support students who are beginning their research in corporate law and securities. This is not a comprehensive list of all the materials, therefore, you may wish to consult with a research librarian. For questions or assistance with additional research, please visit the reference desk. You can also call us at (607) 255-7236 or email us at

Study Aids and Starting Points

Study Aids

  • Agency, Partnership, and the LLC in a Nutshell (2012)
    Print copy available at Law Reserves: KF1375.Z9 H99 2012
    An overview of major topics such as agency and partnership law. This nutshell discusses various theories of agency, internal versus external matters and the law of unincorporated business enterprises.
  • The Law of Corporations in a Nutshell (2011)
    Print copy available at Law Library Reserves: KF1414.3 .H21 2011
    This is one of the lengthiest nutshells in print, indicating how complicated the law of corporations can be. Written as a study guide, this treatise touches on modern business forms, preincorporation transactions, shares and shareholders, and closely held, as well as publicly held corporations. An extensive glossary is included.
  • Business Associations in a Nutshell (2010)
    Print copy available at Law Reserves: KF1355 .S53x 2010
    Ideal for students enrolled in an introductory corporate law course (ex. business associations, business organizations). Chapters focus on the life cycle of a business including formation, governance, dissolution, and financing of corporations, as well as other topics. Includes a table of cases.
  • Understanding Corporate Law (2009)
    Print Copy available at Law Library Reserves: KF1414 .P56 2009
    This guide discusses basic material taught in standard courses in corporations and business associations. In fourteen chapters, the authors cover broad subject areas such as corporate formation, fiduciary duty, piercing the corporate veil, and mergers and acquisitions. Includes an index and tables of statutes and cases.
  • Corporations : Examples and Explanations (2006)
    Print copy available in Law: KF1418 .S68 2006
    This study guide covers all aspects of corporations from formation to shareholder voting rights to liquidity rights to fundamental corporate changes. This guide is written for the law student.


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