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M. Todd Henderson : Courses and Seminars

Frontiers of Corporate Law
LAWS 42306
We will read cases, academic articles (from lawyers, economists, and business academics), and books on current issues in corporate law. The seminar will build on the foundational corporate law or business associations course, by examining issues at the cutting edge of corporate governance. Grades will be based on a series of short essays responding to the readings. Prerequisite: Corporations or Business Organizations.
Autumn 2015
M. Todd Henderson
Workshop: Business Law
LAWS 63912
This workshop will bring business law scholars to the Law School to discuss their latest works. The workshop will meet 2-3 times per quarter for 1.5 hours. Students taking the workshop for credit will write reaction papers for each paper.
Autumn 2015
M. Todd Henderson, Anthony Casey
Federal Regulation of Securities
LAWS 42401
We will examine in detail the law regulating the issuance and sale of securities (that is, stocks, bonds, and other financial instruments) in the United States. Topics will include: initial public offerings (IPOs), the regulation of stock exchanges, private placements of stock, securities fraud litigation, and the regulation of broker-dealers.
Winter 2016
M. Todd Henderson
Workshop: Business Law
LAWS 63912
This workshop will bring business law scholars to the Law School to discuss their latest works. The workshop will meet 2-3 times per quarter for 1.5 hours. Students taking the workshop for credit will write reaction papers for each paper.
Winter 2016
M. Todd Henderson, Anthony Casey
Elements of Business Law
LAWS 42300
About half of all law students will become transactional lawyers of various kinds, but almost the entire first-year curriculum is focused on litigation. This course seeks to fill the gap by introducing key principles of transactional law and practice. It is a business-law companion to the "Elements of Law" course. The goals are: (1) to introduce certain foundational concepts and tools that will be useful for upper-level business-law courses; (2) to expose students thinking of summer jobs to what it is like to be a transactional lawyer; and (3) to provide an overview of business-law issues to students who do not plan on a transactional career. We will examine several specific transactions in detail, covering the background law and concepts, the transaction itself, and a discussion about the issues surrounding it. Some of these will be transactions where the lawyer's job is to expand the pie, and others will be where the job is to divide the pie. In all cases, we will discuss the role of the lawyer, tools of analysis (e.g., valuation, accounting, statutory and rule interpretation, etc.), and ethical issues that may arise. No business experience, economics training, or particular interest in business is required. Grades will be based on a mix of reaction papers, journal entries, exercises, and an essay.
Spring 2016
M. Todd Henderson
Workshop: Business Law
LAWS 63912
This workshop will bring business law scholars to the Law School to discuss their latest works. The workshop will meet 2-3 times per quarter for 1.5 hours. Students taking the workshop for credit will write reaction papers for each paper.
Spring 2016
M. Todd Henderson, Anthony Casey