Current Issues in Corporate Law and Governance

Section 1, Spring 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 14/18
Credits: 3

Course Description

This seminar will cover current issues in corporate law and governance such as hedge fund activism, proxy access, majority voting, executive compensation and contractual freedom in corporate law. Some sessions will feature guest speakers. There will be no exam or paper requirement. Instead, students will be asked to submit brief memos on the assigned readings. Some tolerance to economics 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 during the course directly to the professor (not via EXPO).

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Concurrencies: (Corporations (6103) OR Corporations (Law & Business) (6109))
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be dropped. Students seeking to enroll in this course must attend the first class session.

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.
118210712
Law No.
LAW9127
Modified Type
Seminar
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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