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LAW 1008: Contract Design: Principles and Practice

Contract Design: Principles and Practice (1008): (Formerly Law 434) Transaction lawyers spend much time drafting contracts and related documents, and they can contribute very significant value by designing transactions. While transactions should be tailored to the goals and circumstances of each set of parties, there are general principles that guide the design process, even as the technology of contracting is evolving (through automated and smart contracting). This seminar combines discussion of academic scholarship with examples of real-world examples of design challenges (such as in franchising, construction, corporate acquisition, loan or data use agreements). Students will be required to write and present a paper, and encouraged to focus on a specific contracting challenge. Elements used in grading: Class participation (20%) and an independent research paper for "R" (Research credit).
Last offered: Spring 2019

LAW 1009: Corporate Finance I

The course discusses many of the major financial decisions made by corporate managers and investors. Topics include criteria for making investment decisions, valuation of financial assets and liabilities, relations between risk and return, capital structure choice, payout policy, the effective use and valuation of derivative securities, risk management and executive compensation. Essential in many of these decisions is the process of valuation, which will be an important emphasis of the course. Our goal is to understand general principles and then apply them in practically important scenarios. Elements used in grading: Class Participation, Attendance, Written Assignments, Midterm, Final Exam.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3
Instructors: Bulow, J. (PI)

LAW 1010: Corporate Income Taxation

This course will cover the basic principles and rules regarding the taxation of domestic corporations. Prerequisite: LAW 1029 Taxation 1. Students must contact the instructor if they wish to have the prerequisite substituted or waived. Elements used in grading: attendance, class participation and final exam.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3
Instructors: Goldin, J. (PI)

LAW 1011: Advanced Corporate Finance

Lawyers often need an advanced understanding of corporate financial decisions, instruments, and transactions, including equity financing and initial public offerings, the determination of a firm's cost of capital, valuation, payout policy, recapitalizations and bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, and the market for corporate control. Advanced Corporate Finance introduces these topics by lecture and then explores them through detailed analysis of actual cases. This structure maximizes the synergy between theory and practice, providing students with portable, durable, and marketable tools for their careers. Legal considerations that arise in the execution of these corporate financial decisions include mandatory disclosure requirements, the issuance of dual class shares, charges of anticompetitive practices, taxation, appraisal cases and fairness opinions, takeover defenses and fiduciary duty challenges, contractual provisions in merger agreements, insider trading, and Chapter 11 bankru more »
Lawyers often need an advanced understanding of corporate financial decisions, instruments, and transactions, including equity financing and initial public offerings, the determination of a firm's cost of capital, valuation, payout policy, recapitalizations and bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, and the market for corporate control. Advanced Corporate Finance introduces these topics by lecture and then explores them through detailed analysis of actual cases. This structure maximizes the synergy between theory and practice, providing students with portable, durable, and marketable tools for their careers. Legal considerations that arise in the execution of these corporate financial decisions include mandatory disclosure requirements, the issuance of dual class shares, charges of anticompetitive practices, taxation, appraisal cases and fairness opinions, takeover defenses and fiduciary duty challenges, contractual provisions in merger agreements, insider trading, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. This class rigorously advances both conceptual and practical/analytical understanding. The knowledge gained will facilitate professional dealings with chief executive officers and chief financial officers, boards of directors, investment bankers, consultants, portfolio and investment managers, venture capitalists, and private equity investors. Prerequisite: Corporate Finance I ( Law 1009) or equivalent background. Elements used in grading: class participation and final exam.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3
Instructors: Hodrick, L. (PI)

LAW 1012: Corporate Reorganization

(Formerly Law 248) This course examines the reorganization of a financially distressed company under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. The course follows a fictitious company through several stages of a business turnaround and financial restructuring, including an out-of-court workout, a chapter 11 filing, selected chapter 11 operating issues, and the formulation, negotiation and confirmation of a plan of reorganization. In addition, the course follows current developments in bankruptcy, primarily through reports in the media. For example, in recent years the course has followed issues as they have arisen in actual chapter 11 cases (e.g., General Motors, Chrysler Corporation, Lehman Brothers, Energy Futures Holding, Remington Outdoor., The Weinstein Co., Toys 'R' Us and several other retailers) and the effects of bankruptcy on various industries (e.g., real estate, energy, retail, technology, airlines, automotive, entertainment). The course also touches on various issues that often arise in a reorganization setting, such as valuation, leveraged buyouts, debt and derivative instruments, and distressed debt trading. Elements used in grading: Class participation and final exam.
Last offered: Spring 2019

LAW 1013: Corporations

This course is an introduction to the basic legal rules and principles governing corporations and is the foundation for advanced business courses. We focus on the conflicts that arise between managers, investors, and creditors and we examine how law, markets, and contracts can reduce these conflicts and thereby improve firm value. Elements used in grading: Class participation, attendance, written assignments, midterm, final exam.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4
Instructors: Daines, R. (PI)

LAW 1013: Corporations

This course is an introduction to the basic legal rules and principles governing the relations between managers, investors, and creditors in the business enterprise. The course is the foundation for advanced business courses. We focus on problems that arise because a firm's managers and owners have conflicting interests. We examine the costs associated with this conflict and how markets, legal rules and contracts might reduce them. We also examine the way in which federal securities law complements state-level corporate law in the governance of public corporations. Class meets the first seven weeks of the quarter with an exam in the eighth week. Elements used in grading: Attendance, Class Participation, Exam.
Terms: Win | Units: 4
Instructors: Milhaupt, C. (PI)

LAW 1014: Current Issues in Tax Practice

This course will introduce students to major issues in tax practice. Each class will be co-taught by one or more leading practitioners in the tax bar, with other members of the bar attending. Subjects include international tax, intellectual property and tax, tax litigation, state and local taxation, working for the government in tax, tax lobbying and working in a corporate tax department. Class will meet at my home (with take-out dinner provided). The class offers students a good opportunity to connect their SLS tax courses to real-world tax issues and practitioners. Elements used in grading: Class Participation, Attendance, Written Assignments.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Bankman, J. (PI)

LAW 1015: Corporate Social Responsibility

Although corporate social responsibility ("CSR") initiatives have been pursued by a range of companies as voluntary measures for decades, recent developments have rendered the exercise by companies of designing and implementing environmental, social and governance mechanisms inherently legal in nature. This course will explore the legal issues that companies have been forced to confront, increasingly with the support of specialized legal counsel, in pursuing CSR or sustainability objectives, including those arising in the context of supply chain human rights due diligence (e.g., minerals sourcing and human trafficking), impact investment and the adoption of alternative corporate forms, voluntary standards and mandatory requirements regarding non-financial disclosure and reporting (e.g., SASB, sustainability listing standards, possible amendments to Regulation S-K, and the EU non-financial reporting rules), director fiduciary duties and the changing expectations of investors, shareholder proposals and stakeholder engagement, and the rise of corporate social activism by companies and their officers, among others. Elements used in grading: Class Participation, Written Assignments, Final Paper.
Last offered: Autumn 2016

LAW 1016: Deals I

This course applies economic concepts to the practice of structuring contracts. Most of the materials consist of case studies of actual deals--movie financing, private equity investments, venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, bonds, joint ventures, and more. We will use those case studies to analyze the economics underlying business transactions and the contractual terms and structures used to respond to underlying economic challenges. Unlike past years, there will be no Deals II that follows Deals I; Deals I is a stand-alone course this year. There will be short written assignments, based on the case studies, for each class. In addition, there will be an in-school final exam. This is a consent of the instructor course only so that I can get a diverse group of students across all classes, and so that I can get some with relevant experience. There is no background required for the course. Elements used in grading: Attendance, class participation, written assignments for more »
This course applies economic concepts to the practice of structuring contracts. Most of the materials consist of case studies of actual deals--movie financing, private equity investments, venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, bonds, joint ventures, and more. We will use those case studies to analyze the economics underlying business transactions and the contractual terms and structures used to respond to underlying economic challenges. Unlike past years, there will be no Deals II that follows Deals I; Deals I is a stand-alone course this year. There will be short written assignments, based on the case studies, for each class. In addition, there will be an in-school final exam. This is a consent of the instructor course only so that I can get a diverse group of students across all classes, and so that I can get some with relevant experience. There is no background required for the course. Elements used in grading: Attendance, class participation, written assignments for each class, and a final exam. CONSENT APPLICATION: To apply for this course, students must complete and submit a Consent Application Form available on the SLS website (Click Courses at the bottom of the homepage and then click Consent of Instructor Forms). See Consent Application Form for instructions and submission deadline.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3
Instructors: Klausner, M. (PI)
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