Corporate Governance (Pollman)
T 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Silverman Hall 270
This seminar provides an in-depth study of a series of advanced corporate law and governance topics, from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Topics include: theories of the corporation, corporate purpose, corporate social responsibility, ESG, the board of directors, institutional investors, executive compensation, startup governance, and more. Some class sessions will include guest speakers (in person or via Zoom).
The course has two primary objectives: (1) to enrich your understanding of the legal system and social structure in which corporations function and your ability to think critically about effective corporate governance; and (2) to give you a substantial legal writing experience on a business law topic of your choice.
Corporations is a pre-requisite (it is okay if you are taking the course concurrently with this seminar). Regular attendance and participation is required.
Business and Corporate Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of business and corporate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of business and corporate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to business and corporate law; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between the world of business and finance and that of business and corporate law, and how they affect other areas of law and society.