LAW 2810 - Corporate Government Seminar
This seminar will focus on the governance of the modern American corporation. We will look more deeply at recent governance failures such as Enron and WorldCom, and evaluate efforts to address those failures. The seminar begins by reviewing the structure of the corporation, paying close attention to the different stakeholders in the corporation and examining other potential corporate structures. The role of the board will be closely examined, with particular focus on the role of independent directors and the importance of the board as a corporate monitor. We will explore new federal investor protections, particularly the Sarbanes Oxley Act, and discuss the responsibilities that investors have for good corporate governance. The seminar will also look more closely at the role of employees, particularly employees as shareholders. Finally, we will discuss the role of corporate counsel in promoting good governance, as well as reporting bad governance. An effort will be made to bring in speakers and set up field trips in order to better understand the issues we will cover. Enrollment is limited. A paper is required.
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