Debates in Corporate Law, Governance, and Theory (21269). 3 units. This seminar will examine the legal and policy considerations surrounding issues such as corporate board structure and culture, shareholder activism, and the evolving nature of disclosure obligations, before considering topics at the intersection of public and corporate law, including corporate freedom of speech and religious freedom. We will also explore a set of topics that investigate the corporation as a social actor; namely, corporations and diversity, corporate citizenship, and the modern benefit corporation movement. These topics will follow an introduction to questions that are foundational to the study of the modern business corporation. What is the corporation’s nature and purpose? Is it solely a species of private ordering or a quasi-public entity imbued with public purpose? Significant paper required. Enrollment limited to fifteen (10 YLS students and 5 SOM students). Also MGT. A. Dhir.
Note: The topics listed above are provided for course registration purposes only and are subject to change.
Note: No drops will be approved after the open add/drop period. Attendance at the first class meeting is required. The use of laptop computers (or other similar electronic note-taking devices) is not permitted. The course will follow the Law School calendar.