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Corporate Finance

This course is designed to familiarize law students with the foundations and most recent developments in the theory and application of corporate finance. We will explore several topics, including: the theory of present discounted value, stock valuation (i.e., discounted net cash flow analysis), bond valuation, capital budgeting and other valuation techniques; the theory and evidence for and against the efficient capital market hypothesis and the counter-hypothesis of behavioral finance theory; risk, return, the capital asset pricing model and arbitrage pricing theory; the firm's investment and financing decisions, including security issuance, the law and economics of dividend policy and share repurchases; optimal capital structure; comparative corporate law; the role of classical finance theory in legal decisions; option theory; and the causes and consequences of corporate mergers and acquisitions.

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