| Specialized Legal Research in Corporate Law (21487-02). 1 unit, credit/fail. This course will include both lecture and discussion on methods and sources in corporate law, including securities law and criminal prosecutions of corporate fraud. Secondary sources will be emphasized, but basic finding-skills will also be addressed: case-finding, statutes-finding, locating legislative histories, and locating administrative materials. Online, print, and other resources will be considered throughout. Three guest speakers are scheduled: one who will present non-law business databases, another who will provide an introduction to reading a financial report, and a third guest (an Assistant U.S. Attorney and YLS alumnus) who will address the use of secondary sources in legal research generally, and with special attention to securities law and corporate fraud. This course will be weekly in the first half of the term. The skills requirement (†) may be satisfied by taking this course with another 1-unit legal research course. S.B. Kauffman and M. Chisholm.
Note: Attendance at the first class meeting is required.