Law 659 - 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 becoming international. Companies operate across borders, and lawyers are expected to understand foreign systems. This seminar 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 the student's home country or another country of the student’s choice. Each week, each student will write a one‐page paper comparing U.S. law to the law of the student’s chosen country with regard to the topic of the week’s assignment. Each student will revise his or her papers by the end of the semester, based on the class discussions.  Permission of the instructor is required to enroll.  Business Associations or the equivalent is a prerequisite.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to apply a formal comparison method to the entity laws of states, countries, or different entity types within the same countries. They will be capable of identifying and explaining identities and differences.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Lynn LoPucki 19S 659 SEM 1 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 Yes Per instructor's discretion
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Spring 2019 SEM 1
Siems and Cabrelli Comparative Company Law: A Case-Based Approach  2nd ed.  
ISBN: 9781509909360. Hart Publishing. REQUIRED $60.00