Shareholder Rights Clinic

Shareholder Rights Clinic

Professor Lucian Bebchuk, Mr. Scott Hirst
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 clinic
2 clinical credits

Required Class Component: Shareholder Rights Clinical Seminar (1 fall-spring credit, to be awarded in the spring). This clinic and course are bundled – your enrollment in this clinic will automatically enroll you in the required course.
Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: Corporations. Students must enroll in Corporations separately from clinic enrollment. There is no clinic preference or priority to enroll in Corporations. Failure to meet the co-/pre-requisites by the clinic’s add/drop deadline will result in the student being dropped from this clinic and the required course.
By Permission: Yes. Students must submit an application to be considered for enrollment. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Add/Drop Deadline: September 4, 2013.
LLM Students: LLM students may apply to this clinic by submitting an application.
Multi-Semester: This is a fall-spring clinic (1 fall credit + 1 spring credit).
Placement Site: HLS.

The Shareholder Rights Project (SRP) provides students with the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience with shareholder rights work. The SRP works on behalf of public pension funds and charitable organizations seeking to improve corporate governance at publicly traded companies in which they are shareowners, as well as on research and policy projects related to corporate governance. In addition to clinical work, students will participate in classroom sessions to provide background and knowledge that compliments the work undertaken in the clinic.

Enrollment requires an application process and is open to Harvard Law School 2L, 3L and LLM students who have taken Corporations or are taking Corporations in the Fall term. LLM students with prior corporate experience may speak with the instructor about waiving this requirement. 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.

Students should check the Shareholder Rights Project website to determine if the clinic has been filled or has available seats remaining.

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