Empirical Methods in Corporate Law and Finance (SC)

Section 1, Fall 15

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 14/18
Credits: 3

Course Description

The seminar will discuss empirical methods in the research of corporate law, governance, and finance. The first meetings will focus on empirical methodology . We will learn how to read and evaluate empirical results. Subsequent meetings will cover empirical research in specific issues such as hedge fund activism, staggered boards and majority voting.

Course Requirements

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With:
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: This traditionally semester-long course will be compressed in Fall 2015, and will meet from October 19-Nov. 12 in 16 100-minute sessions.

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

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