The Readable Delaware General Corporation Law 2016-2017

209 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2016

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Lynn M. LoPucki

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Date Written: July 8, 2016

Abstract

VisiLaw is a system for marking statutes to make them easier to read. This paper contains a short introduction to VisiLaw and a complete, VisiLaw-marked copy of the Delaware General Corporation Law, including all laws through and including Delaware House Bill No. 371, signed by the Governor on June 16, 2016. The markings visually separate sentences, and clauses within sentences, making it easy to see where each begins and ends. The ability to see sentence structure at a glance makes it possible to read clauses one at a time, without losing orientation in the overall structure. Within each constituent clause, underlining identifies a skeletal sentence – subject, verb, direct object and a few other words. The underlining enables the reader to quickly get the gist, and understand the structure, of the constituent clauses.

Keywords: readable, Delaware, corporation law, VisiLaw, Delaware General Corporation Law

Suggested Citation

LoPucki, Lynn M., The Readable Delaware General Corporation Law 2016-2017 (July 8, 2016). UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-30. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2807076

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