Ever since the Enron debacle, corporate governance has been much in the news. The passage of the federal Sarbanes-Oxley legislation did not end the corporate governance debates, as the stock exchanges, states, and federal regulators continue exploring possible changes designed to promote more effective governance of public corporations. This Colloquium is designed to give students an opportunity to participate in the exciting academic work being done on corporate governance, law, and policy.
The UCLA Corporate Governance Colloquium will weekly examine a recent paper or work in progress presented by an invited speaker (typically a leading law professor). You will write a 500+ word critical and evaluative essay on each of the works presented. Your essays must be posted to the class weblog (a.k.a. blog) before each workshop. Students also will be expected to be active participants in the workshop.
Your principal writing obligation in this course thus will be to contribute regularly, thoughtfully, and topically to the class weblog (no off-topic rants, please!). At the bare minimum, you should post a 500+ word essay on the week�s paper not later than the Sunday evening before class. Half of your grade will be based on the cumulative quality of those essays.
Grading will be based 50% on the essays and 50% on class participation.
There will be no final exam. To enroll, students must have completed Business Associations.