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Loewenstein, Mark J



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research overview

  • Professor Loewenstein's research interests are focused on the law of business organizations, agency law and securities regulation. He has studied and written in the areas of corporate governance, fiduciary duties (of corporate directors, officers and principals in unincorporated business entities), securities regulation (particularly anti-fraud provisions), agency law and the law related to unincorporated business entities.


  • unincorporated business entities, corporations, securities regulation, corporate governance, agency law, contracts


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courses taught

  • LAWS 5121 - Contracts
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Covers basic principles of contract liability, offer, acceptance and consideration, statute of frauds, contract remedies, the parole evidence rule, performance of contracts, conditions, effect of changed circumstances, third-party beneficiaries, assignment and specific performance.
  • LAWS 6201 - Agency, Partnership, and the LLC
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Surveys agency law whose principles are important in many other areas of law. Studies the legal organizations commonly used by small businesses: partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs).
  • LAWS 6211 - Corporations
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Covers formation of corporations and their management; relations among shareholders, officers and directors; the impact of federal legislation on directors' duties; the special problems of closed corporations.
  • LAWS 8401 - Seminar: Securities Litigation and Enforcement
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Designed for students interested in studying topics related to securities litigation. Covers civil liability under the Securities Act of 1933, proxy fraud, class actions (with special emphasis on the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act and the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act), market manipulation, SEC enforcement actions, enforcement issues involving attorneys and accountants, criminal enforcement, international securities fraud and securities arbitration.


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