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Kevin A. Kordana

Professor
Unit: School of Law
Department: School of Law
Office location and address
WB377
580 Massie Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
J.D. Yale Law School 1995
B.A. Yale University 1991
Biography

Kevin A. Kordana joined the faculty in 1996 as an associate professor of law. He teaches contracts, corporations and nonprofit organizations. His other teaching and research interests include bankruptcy and law and economics.

Kordana is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was a symposium editor of the Yale Law Journaland an editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. He received the Olin Prize for the best paper in law and economics, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Upon graduation from law school, Kordana clerked for Chief Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Southern California and George Washington University law schools.

LAW 6002: Contracts
Credits: 4
This course examines the legal obligations that attach to promises made in a business contract or otherwise, including the remedies that may be available for promises that are not kept. The course examines the legal requirements for enforceable contracts, including consideration, consent and conditions, and the effect of fraud, mistake, unconscionability, and impossibility.
LAW 6103: Corporations
Credits: 4
This course considers the formation and operation of corporations and compares corporations to other business forms. It examines the roles and duties of those who control businesses and the power of investors to influence and litigate against those in control. The course also addresses the special problems of closely held corporations and issues arising out of mergers and attempts to acquire firms. The course uses both new tools derived from the corporate finance and related literature and traditional tools to explore a wide range of phenomena and transactions associated with the modern business enterprise.
LAW 7064: Nonprofit Organizations
Credits: 3
The course surveys the role of nonprofits, reasons for use of the nonprofit form, and the different types of nonprofit organizations, with particular attention to the statutes governing nonprofit corporations. Topics include the formation, dissolution, and governance of nonprofits, state regulation of charitable solicitations, and tax and tax policy issues related to nonprofits.
LAW 8811: Independent Research
Credits: 1
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.