Empirical Evidence in Corporate Law and Finance

Section 1, Spring 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 5/16
Credits: 3

Course Description

Over the last decade, corporate law policy has been informed and influenced by a rich body of empirical findings, Therefore, this seminar will discuss works at the intersection of  Corporate Law and Corporate Finance, such as empirical works on staggered boards and hedge fund activism, that have been discussed in legal scholarship and practice (law firms' client memos, round tables, etc.).  No previous Corporations knowledge is assumed or required; rather, the seminar will provide sufficient background on empirical methods.  Some tolerance to economics is recommended.

Course Requirements

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Final Type (if any): None

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: This traditionally semester-long course is "short" because it will be compressed in Spring 2017, and will meet from March 27-April 28.

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.

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