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.  Permission of the instructor is required to enroll.  Business Associations or the equivalent is a prerequisite.

Course Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this seminar students will be able to:

1. conduct research from UCLA on a point of the law of their chosen country.

2. employ the rule-based method to compare the law of any two countries on any point of corporate law.

3. prepare a written report of the comparison.

Students will also have a more sophisticated understanding of Delaware corporate law and the corporate laws of their chosen countries.