Empirical Methods in Corporate Law and Finance

Section 1, Spring 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/16
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

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description:

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will submit brief memos on the assigned readings (submitted directly to professor -- deadlines to be announced).

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: No previous Corporations knowledge is assumed or required; rather, the seminar will provide sufficient background on empirical methods. Some tolerance to economics is recommended. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With:
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.
118210685
Law No.
LAW9237
Modified Type
Seminar
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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