This course will consider a broad range of current issues in corporate law, broadly defined. We will study corporate governance and the application of law and theory to the major policy issues concerning the role of the corporation in society. Our materials will consist primarily of recent law review articles, and your work product for the semester will consist of (i) a significant research paper on a topic of your choosing (with some input from me); (ii) an in-class presentation and defense of the paper; and (iii) consistent and informed participation in weekly class discussion. ** A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar, or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, will be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.