The Readable Delaware General Corporation Law: 2019-2020 with VisiLaw Markings

212 Pages Posted: 30 Jul 2019 Last revised: 2 Aug 2019

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Lynn M. LoPucki

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

Date Written: July 29, 2019

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. The corporation law is current through end of the legislative session on June 30, 2019. It includes Senate Bill No. 88 and House Bill 404 with Senate Amendments. VisiLaw 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. That sentence includes the 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. The Readable Delaware General Corporation Law is published in hard copy and available on Amazon.

Keywords: Readable, Delaware, VisiLaw, Delaware General Corporation Law, DGCL

Suggested Citation

LoPucki, Lynn M., The Readable Delaware General Corporation Law: 2019-2020 with VisiLaw Markings (July 29, 2019). UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 19-24. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3428756

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