Rise of ESG in Corporate Law and Governance (SC)

Section 1, J-Term 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 9/16
Credits: 1
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TWRF
  • 0900-1200
  • WB129
01/17/2023 01/20/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

The Course will cover the most current issues with respect to the striking rise of ESG & social responsibility in corporate law and governance. Topics include CEOs activism; Board diversity (CA law, Nasdaq proposed rules; Index funds activism, NYC comptroller diversity project); Climate activism; Employees rights; SEC proposed climate disclosure rule; ESG & Value (research on the relationship of ESG and firm performance) ; ESG & Fiduciary duties (board and investment managers duties); Demand for ESG (consumers, investors, employees); ESG & Millennials; Stakeholderism; ESG & compensation design; ESG & compliance (board oversight). Students will submit comments on assigned readings.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will submit comments on assigned readings directly to the instructor (not via EXPO).

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Corporations (6103) OR Corporations (Law & Business) (6109)) Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Corporations, Investors, and ESG (9340)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced
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.

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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Saturday, January 14, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Monday, January 23, 11:59 PM