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Courses Offered in London

London 2016 Courses

Comparative Corporate Law(3 hours), taught by Professor Omari Simmons
This course examines how corporate law rules vary around the world.  Through a comparative and international analysis students will learn how different legal systems address similar corporate issues. The course will focus primarily on the U.S., U.K., major European continental civil law systems (such as France, Italy, and Germany), European Union law, and Japan.  Students will also examine other jurisdictions such as India, China and Brazil. Topics covered include: limited liability, corporate governance, incorporation and regulatory competition among states, directors’ liability, shareholders’ litigation, ownership structure, mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, corporate finance, executive compensation, international litigation, and arbitration. No prerequisite is required.  
History of the English Common Law (2 hours), taught by Professor Omari Simmons
This course will explore the rich legal heritage of the United Kingdom, including the origins of the common law and the creation of the modern court system. Students will trace the roots of the common law tradition, learn about the institutional development of the English system of justice, and examine the major role judges play in shaping the common law.  As a part of their study, students will attend a guest lecture at Oxford or Cambridge and tour significant sites of legal interest. Students will also delve into the structure of the United Kingdom’s court system and the workings of the parliamentary system by visiting with members of the judiciary and participating in a guided tour of Parliament. Finally, students will be asked to examine legal trends by discussing current events and meeting with members of the local bar.  No prerequisite is required.  

Non-Wake Forest students should confirm that credit for these courses is accepted in their home law school. Grades for non-Wake Forest students will be only on a Pass/Fail basis (with a “C” being the minimum grade to earn a passing grade.)