Shareholder Rights Project

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By Permission: This clinic and its class require permission of the instructor. Enrollment is through a rolling application process.
Multi-Term: This is a Fall-Spring clinic (1 Fall credit + 1 Spring credit).
Early Add/Drop Deadline: September 4, 2012.
Co-requisite Class: Shareholder Rights Clinical Seminar (1 Spring credit). Clinic and class enrollment is bundled. Enrollment in one component (e.g. clinic) will automatically enroll you in the other component (e.g. class).
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).

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 clinical work will be conducted on campus with the SRP.

In addition to the clinical work, students will take the Shareholder Rights Clinical Seminar (1 Spring credit with meetings throughout the year) to 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 .