Section 1, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 10/16
Credits: 4
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MWR
  • 1540-1700
  • SL276
01/23/2023 04/27/2023
*“R” means Thursday

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.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Corporations (Law & Business) (6109)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
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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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM