(LAWA-4022) - 2 UNITS

This seminar provides an in-depth study of a series of advanced corporate law and governance topics, from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Topics are determined closer to the first class in order to ensure timeliness, but the general topics include some or all of the following: theories of the corporation, corporate social responsibility, social enterprise, the role of the board of directors, board composition and structures, institutional investors, shareholder activism, executive compensation, corporate political spending, the financial crisis, and comparative corporate governance.

The course has two primary objectives: (1) to enrich your understanding of the legal system and social structure in which corporations function and your ability to think critically about effective corporate governance; and (2) to give you a substantial legal writing experience on a business law topic of your choice.

Satisfies Writing Requirement  

Business Associations (LAWA-4003)