- At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in a specific body of law, including major policy concerns
Section 001, Spring 2020
This course will discuss the economic and legal policy aspects of various issues in corporate and securities law as well as their practical implications. Topics include the interplay between the different agency problems in the corporate setting (shareholders-managers; majority-minority shareholders; shareholders-bondholders), comparative look on different ownership structures, conflict of interests and strategic voting among shareholders and bondholders, hedge fund activism, takeovers, insider dealing, and fraud and manipulation in securities market.
The course is designed for students with interest in financial or economic approaches to corporate and securities law. However, earlier knowledge of these areas is helpful but not required.
R 9:50 am-12:00 pm
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Corporate Law, from any country in the world, or concurrently taking Corporations class at CLS
NOT open to students who took, or are taking, the basic Corporate Law course with Prof. Goshen. Please also note that the Corporate Governance Seminar taught by Prof. Goshen in the Spring is NOT open for students who take this course.