Law 469 - Comparative Corporate Law

Lynn M. LoPucki

Lynn M. LoPucki

Security Pacific Bank Distinguished Professor of Law
B.A. University of Michigan, 1965
J.D. University of Michigan, 1967
LL.M. Harvard, 1970
UCLA Faculty Since 1999
Course Description:

In an increasingly globalized world, corporate law is international. Companies operate across borders, and lawyers are expected to understand foreign systems. This course provides both an introduction to comparative law in the corporate context and an opportunity for each student to compare U.S. corporate law with the corporate law of another country of the student’s choice. Each week, each student will apply the law of the student’s chosen country to a different fact scenario and then compare that law to Delaware corporate law.  Prerequisite: 230 Business Associations or the equivalent.

Course Learning Outcomes:

1. General familiarity with the corporation laws of several countries

2. More in depth familiarity with the law of the student’s chosen country

3. Practice in legal problem solving

4. The ability to compare corporate laws using a rule-based method

5. An advanced knowledge of U.S. corporate law in an international perspective

6. Exposure to other legal cultures

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Lynn LoPucki 21S 469 LEC 1 TR 12:10 PM - 1:05 PM 2.0 No No
  Prerequisite: Law 230. Business Associations or Pre or Co-Requisite Law 115. Business Law for Non-Lawyers.
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Spring 2021 LEC 1
Siems and Cabrelli. Comparative Company Law: A Case-Based Approach  2nd ed.  
ISBN: 9781509909360. Hart Publishing. REQUIRED $67.95