LAW-298 Comparative Corporations

Prof. Anthony P. Polito,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


This course is an introductory comparative examination of corporate legal systems and of pervasive issues related to the conduct and governance of corporate enterprise. Any free-enterprise corporate system must face similar questions related to enhancing economic performance and ensuring fair treatment to corporations’ economic participants.

The course focuses on how some of the most important commercial countries of the world today--primarily those of the European Union, and the United States, with a lesser focus on Japan–deal with these issues. It will compare strategies used in these countries, examining the differences to distinguish those that reflect genuine jurisprudential and policy distinctions from those that are only superficial.


Faculty comments: Text: The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach, Oxford University Press (2nd ed. 2009), Supplemental material to be distributed on site.

This course does not satisfy the Base Menu Requirement. A take-home exam will be administered.


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<<Course Updated: March 15, 2016>>