Corporations, Investors, and ESG

Section 1, Fall 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 14/16
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • T
  • 1300-1500
  • WB162
08/30/2022 12/06/2022
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

Major investors, including large mutual funds, increasingly incorporate the consideration of environmental, social and corporate governance factors into their investment and proxy voting decisions. As a result debates over social responsibility, gender diversity on boards, sustainability, and corporate purpose have moved to the forefront of corporate law. This seminar will engage with scholarship—as well as practitioner materials—addressing these developments and consider how companies are responding to these developments.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will write response papers reflecting on the readings (deadlines to be announced), and come prepared for discussion. The response papers will be submitted directly to the instructor, not via EXPO.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Corporations (6103) OR Corporations (Law & Business) (6109)) Students who have not completed LAW 6103 or LAW 6019 may request a waiver of the prerequisite from the instructor, and if approved, it must be provided to the Student Records Office (SRO) in writing. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: None
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
122820658
Law No.
LAW9340
Modified Type
ABA Seminar
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, November 29, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 09, 11:59 PM
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