Shareholder Rights Clinical Seminar

Shareholder Rights Clinical Seminar

Professor Lucian Bebchuk, Mr. Scott Hirst
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 seminar
M 7:15pm - 9:15pm in Lewis Room 214B; T, W 7:30pm - 9:30pm in WCC Room 3013
1 classroom credit

Required Clinic Component: Shareholder Rights Project (1 fall credit + 1 spring credit). This clinic and course are bundled – your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in this 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 the clinic and this course.
By Permission: Yes. Student must submit an application to the clinic. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Add/Drop Deadline: September 4, 2013.
LLM Students: LLM students may apply to the clinic by submitting an application.
Multi-Semester: This is a fall-spring course (1 spring credit).

This clinical seminar, taken in conjunction with the Shareholder Rights Project, 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. Courses will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm. The seminar will meet on September 17 and 18, October 1 and 2, October 23, and October 30. 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.