Corporate Governance and Finance of the Public Firm

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Spring 2014 Course
Meets: W, M, T 10:20am - 11:20am in Hauser Hall Room 102
3 classroom credits

In this course we will consider current conceptual thinking about corporate governance, finance, and ownership, divided among these topics: the business structure of the firm and its relation to investors, institutional investors’ role in the public corporation, the foundations for venture capital markets, the role of lawyers and other gatekeepers in the Enron scandal and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, major differences in large firms around the world, new thinking on jurisdictional competition in producing corporate law in the United States, and shareholder primacy and its critics.

Prerequisite: Corporations, which may be taken concurrently with the course, or equivalent exposure to corporate law (in this case, faculty permission is required.)

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance , Regulatory Law , International, Comparative & Foreign Law .