Law 506 - Advanced Topics: Corporate & Securities Law

James Park

James Park

Faculty Director, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy
Professor of Law
B.A. Miami University, 1996
J.D. Yale, 2000
UCLA Faculty Since 2013
Course Description:

This seminar and workshop allows students to explore topics introduced in the basic corporate law and securities regulation classes in greater depth. We will read and discuss articles (including from law reviews) and legal materials (such as cases).  Students will write a research paper on a corporate or securities law subject of their choice. The content of the class will change from semester to semester, but we will typically cover 5 or 6 topics relating to corporate and securities law.   Some possible topics might include insider trading, activist investors, M&A litigation, derivatives regulation, and high-frequency trading.

Students may not receive credit for both Law 506. Advanced Topics: Corporate and Securities Law and Law 521. Topics in Corporate Governance.


Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

1.      Provide an overview of major theories and policy issues relating to corporate and securities law;

2.      Develop small group discussion skills relating to business law issues;

3.      Develop research and writing skills relating to business law issues;

4.      Develop presentation skills relating to business law issues.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
James Park 20S 506 SEM 1 M 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 Yes Yes
  Prerequisite: Law 230. Business Associations