Shareholder Rights Clinical Seminar

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Spring 2013 Seminar
Meets: M, Th 7:15pm - 9:15pm in WCC Room 5048
1 classroom credit

By Permission: This course and its clinic require permission of the instructor. Enrollment is through a rolling application process.
Early Add/Drop Deadline: September 4, 2012.
Co-requisite Clinic: Shareholder Rights Project (1 Fall credit + 1 Spring credit). Clinic and class enrollment is bundled. Enrollment in one component (e.g. class) will automatically enroll you in the other component (e.g. clinic).
Pre- or Co-requisite: Corporations (enrollment is separate from clinic enrollment, and failure to enroll in a pre/co-requisite Corporations class by the clinic’s add/drop deadline will result in the student being dropped from the clinic).

This clinical seminar, taken in conjunction with the Shareholder Rights Project (SRP), provides students with the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience with shareholder rights work by assisting public pension funds in improving governance arrangements at publicly traded firms. Students may also have the opportunity to be involved in policy work relating to shareholder rights issues.

The seminar will include six 2-hour classroom sessions throughout the year and will meet in the evenings on dates to be determined at the start of the fall term. Classroom sessions, and related assignments, will provide students with background and knowledge useful for undertaking the clinical work in this area.

Admission is with the permission of the instructors and requires an application. To apply, students must submit a statement of interest (maximum 200 words), a resume, an academic transcript (unofficial or official), and can elect to submit a writing sample of no more than 15 pages (one sample only). Applications should be addressed to the instructors and submitted to Emily Lewis at emlewis@law.harvard.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance , Procedure & Practice .