Corporate Law and Securities Regulation
Most lawyers deal with business organizations and the law governing them, and many lawyers deal with this law extensively. Among lawyers who specialize in corporate law, some focus on business transactions and corporate regulation, while others emphasize corporate and securities litigation. Even those students who do not plan to specialize in this area should seriously consider taking one or more of the courses listed below, given the importance of business law questions in all areas of legal practice as well as in our society.
All students are required to take the basic course in Corporations. This course serves as an introduction to the law of business organizations and is a prerequisite or recommended prior course for most other corporate and securities law courses in our curriculum.
Courses in Corporate Finance and Securities Regulation deal with issues that are basic to corporate practice and provide an introduction to more specialized courses. Students may also select from more specialized courses that introduce students to important topics within the practice. Among the offerings in this area, the Advanced Business Law Seminar is a workshop course in which leading academicians from law schools and business schools around the country present and discuss their works. In addition, the Law School offers a course on Nonprofit Organizations & Philanthropy that examines the distinct governance issues arising in that setting.
Upper Level Survey & Introductory Courses
Upper Level Courses in Specialized Topics
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