Empirical Evidence in Corporate Law and Finance
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.
*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.