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Course Name Corporate Governance
Course Code LAW 6749
Course Credits 3.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Note this course is an anti-requisite with the Securities Law LLM Program course, Corporate Governance, Markets and Institutions (LAW 6744).
Course Description

Corporate governance focuses at an advanced level on current thinking in corporate law, policy and research in light of recent North American and international developments. Particular attention is given to how these developments are situated, both within theories of corporate governance and within the history of the development of corporate governance law in Canada. Subjects include: (1) a re-evaluation of the divorce of corporate control from ownership; (2) the status and practicability of "shareholder democracy"; (3) proper corporate goals; (4) the corporation and its constituencies (shareholders, labour, consumers, etc.); (5) the duties and responsibilities of corporate directors, officers and insiders; (6) the role of the corporate lawyer; (7) the role of auditors; (8) the respective roles of corporate law and securities law; and (9) comparative corporate governance and the problems of systemic convergence and transitions.

Upcoming Offerings

Not currently scheduled

Specialization Business Law
Status Required
CPD Hours Eligible CPD Hours: LSUC (ON): 18.0 substantive Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions. To inquire about credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

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