Corporations

Section 1, Fall 15

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 107/108
Credits: 4

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:
Midterm Type (if any):
Description: None

Final Type (if any):
Description:

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work
Flex examination at end of the semester.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Corporations (Law & Business)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

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

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.

General Information

Schedule No.
115819797
Law No.
LAW6103
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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