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2019/20: Business Associations (Fall 2019)

This is a research guide that provides additional study aids and other tools for those who take Business Association course in Fall 2018.

Business Association

In Business Association class, you learn about the laws governing business organizations, particularly corporations.

In this guide, Professor Korsmo's section-specific content is followed by Professor Beck's section-specific content.

Professor Charles Korsmo


Charles R. Korsmo is a Professor of Law who teaches courses in corporate law, mergers, & acquisitions, corporate finance and torts. Korsmo’s articles have appeared in the Iowa Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Journal of Corporation Law, William & Mary Law Review and Brooklyn Law Review, among others. His scholarship has been cited by the Delaware Court of Chancery, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Prior to joining the faculty at Case Western, Korsmo was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Brooklyn Law School. He clerked for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and practiced in the New York offices of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. From 2001-2003, he worked at the Environmental Protection Agency and for the U.S House of Representatives as staff for the House Policy Committee and the Homeland Security Committee. In 2011, President Obama appointed him to the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. He holds a BS in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a JD from Yale Law School.

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Prof. Beck

Prof. Anat Beck received her LLB from Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of Law, and she served as the Jacobson Fellow in Law and Business at the New York University School of Law prior to joining the CWRU Law faculty. She teaches Business Associations and Contracts.

Professor Korsmo's Library Liaison: Lisa Peters

Lisa Peters


Lisa Peters teaches classes for CORE and Advanced Legal Research and manages the library’s digital repositories. In particular, she aids students and faculty in environmental, tax and business research. She is the library liaison to the Case Western Reserve Law Review. She has been employed at the library since 2000. She holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, an MA in philosophy from the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle and an MLS in Library Science from Rutgers University.