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This seminar explores some of the major corporate governance issues confronting public corporations in the United States today. The seminar examines various techniques used to assure that corporate management properly serves the goals of the corporation and its shareholders.  It examines in depth the definition of corporate objectives, the role of the board of directors and board committees, the role of shareholders and the techniques for holding them accountable, and the role of lawyers in the governance process. 

The seminar will consist of 8 one hour and forty minute sessions at each of which a number of hypotheticals will be explored.  There will also be a series of guest lecturers (probably three) outside the seminar which students who wish to earn 2 credits for the seminar will be expected to attend and that other students may attend.  Students who wish to earn 2 credits must also write a paper on a subject in the area of corporate governance to be agreed with the instructor. 

Students may also elect to attend the 8 seminar sessions and take an essay exam to be taken in class. Such students will earn 1 credit for the seminar.

This seminar meets primarily in the Spring Term.  However, two of the 8 seminar sessions will be in the Fall Term.  The Fall Term sessions will afford students an early opportunity to work with the Professor and to talk about paper topics they may be interested in exploring.  The seminar will meet on the following Mondays from 12:20 to 2:00.

·               November 7

·               November 14

·               February 27

·               March 5

·               March 19

·               March 26 *

·               April 2 *

·               April 9

·               April 16

·               April 23 *

* - The class will be held on only one of the asterisked dates.


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