John W. Glynn Jr. Law & Business Program
Typically offered in small seminar settings, advanced courses prepare students for real-world situations and teach students how to use the law to find constructive solutions to business problems. Top practitioners from law firms, business and government, as well as UVA faculty, engage students in hands-on exercises, such as deal-structuring, negotiating and counseling.
The following is a list of courses offered during the current and two previous academic years. Numbers in parentheses indicate which academic year(s) the courses were offered, i.e., 2018-19 is coded (19), 2019-2020 is coded (20) and 2020-21 is coded (21).
Courses in recent years include:
ANTITRUST IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY (21,22), taught by Christopher Hockett ’85, a former litigation partner in Davis Polk’s Northern California office and global head of the firm’s antitrust practice.
THE CORPORATE LAW OF HBO’S “SUCCESSION” (22), taught by Professor Cathy Hwang and Peter Lyons, a legal consultant for the show. Lyons also teaches TRANSACTIONAL APPROACH TO MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS (21,22,23).
CORPORATE STRATEGY (22) and LEADERSHIP AND TEAM MANAGEMENT (23), taught by Jim Donovan, a managing director of Goldman Sachs.
COURSES ON INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS that examine legal and regulatory structures affecting foreign investors seeking to participate in the development of “emerging markets,” taught by UVA Law professor Paul Stephan and Richard Dean, an experienced practitioner.
FINANCIAL CRIMES: RISKS, RISK MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE (23), taught by Susan Merchant ’94, who has worked as a compliance officer in global banking institutions around the world.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS NEGOTIATION (21,23), taught by Kenneth Starling, a retired DLA Piper partner and former official in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division
LEGAL PRACTICE AND THE STARTUP COMPANY: AN INSIDE LOOK (21,22,23), taught by Professor Quinn Curtis and entrepreneur and lawyer Rob Masri '96.
FEDERAL REGULATION OF INVESTMENT COMPANIES (21,22,23), taught by Robert Zack ’75, former general counsel of Oppenheimer Funds.
TOPICS IN PUBLIC EQUITY INVESTING (21,22,23), taught by Barney Wilson, founder and portfolio manager of Robious Capital