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15.617 The Law of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, Spring 2004

The words "equal justice under law" are engraved in the west pediment of the U.S. Supreme Court, sitting above the building's main entrance. (Image courtesy of The Supreme Court Fellows Program.)

Highlights of this Course

Students complete two take-home exercises, which are available on the assignments page. Summaries of the lecture discussions have also been posted.

Course Description

Much of 15.617 focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and the law-sensitive aspects of financial services and financial markets. The course is designed to be an introduction to business law that covers the fundamentals, including contracts, liability, regulation, employment, and corporations. This class also provides an in-depth treatment of the law of finance.


John Akula, Senior Lecturer in Law

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session




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