Spring 2014
    Law No.: LAW6103
    Sched. No.: 114219035

Corporations
Section 1
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Kitch, Edmund W.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MWR, 1540-1700 (WB128)
Credits:4Type:Lecture
Capacity:90 **This information is current as of 04/24/2014 06:15:14 AM**
Current Enrollment:36 **This information is current as of 04/24/2014 06:15:14 AM**

Course Description:

This course will consider the financial and governance structure of the corporation in the context of the economic environment in which it operates. It will examine the function of legal rules, private ordering and other institutional arrangements in reducing the sometimes conflicting interests of shareholders, creditors, and management. Although alternative forms of business organization will be considered, primary emphasis will be on the publicly traded corporation. Special emphasis will be given to the tension between preserving the authority of the board of directors in decision-making while maintaining the board’s responsibility to shareholders in the context of shareholder suits for breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder voting, tender offers and conflict of interest transactions involving directors or controlling shareholders. Federal securities regulation of proxy voting, corporate disclosure and insider trading will be examined.

MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE with: Corporations (Law & Business)
COURSE REQUIREMENT: Examination


Mutually Exclusive with: Corporations (Law & Business)