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Business Organizations Law Research Guide: Getting Started

This guide includes resources for researching legal issues associated with corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.

Business Organizations Law - Introduction

This research guide covers the resources available to members of the Loyola community who are researching Business Organizations Law, including legal issues of corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.  Most of the controlling primary law in this area is state law, although there is some applicable Federal law as well.  While the guide focuses on Illinois law, there are links to sources for finding laws from other states, especially Delaware due to its importance in the area of corporate law.  There are also links to uniform and model laws.

This guide does not attempt cover ancillary subjects such as corporate taxation and securities law, although those topics may be discussed in some of the resources cited in this guide.  A separate research guide entitled "Mergers and Acquisitions - Drafting and Negotiating Documents for Corporate Transactions" covers print and electronic resources devoted to creating the documents involved in the purchase and sale of business organizations.

Access to some of the electronic resources included in this guide is limited to users who have a valid Loyola ID and password; access to other resources is restricted to the law school community only.

If you have any questions about using any of the sources listed in this guide, or any other reference questions, please contact one of our Reference Librarians at (312) 915-7205, by e-mail at, or in person at the Reference Desk (Law Library, 3rd floor).

Loyola Center for Business Law

Primary Sources

Study Aids

The Law Library also provides online access to these study aids (and many other study aids) for Loyola Law students through our subscriptions to West Academic Study AidsAspen Learning Library, and LexisNexis Digital Library. A valid Loyola Law School ID and password are required for remote access to these subscription services.

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Joe Mitzenmacher
Reference & Electronic Services Librarian
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611