Inside the Boardroom (SC)

Section 1, Fall 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 11/16
Credits: 1

Course Description

This short course will focus on the responsibilities of public company Boards of Directors and the issues Boards deal with from the routine to crisis management. How is a Board structured? What are the functions of the Board’s committees? What are the Board’s primary responsibilities? How does the Board fulfill its oversight responsibilities without interfering with the day to day operation of the Company? What is included in the Board’s Agenda? What goes on inside and outside of the Board room among directors and management? Emphasis will be on practical knowledge which will enable lawyers to understand the Board process and how various aspects of law impact the Boardroom. Many of today's Board issues will be discussed, including Board Composition and tenure, activism, shareholder engagement, risk management, succession planning, compliance, financial oversight, management compensation, cyber security and director independence.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): Due Date Only
Description: A take-home exam (or a take-home project) will be due by noon two weeks after the last class session.
Final Exam Notes:

A take-home exam (or a take-home project) will be due by noon two weeks after the last class session.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: There will be several assignments of Boardroom issues for students to indicate how the students would resolve.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Corporations (6103) OR Corporations (Law & Business) (6109)) Courses which touch upon securities litigation or corporate governance are recommended, but not required. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
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

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Cross Listed: No
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