A Day in the Life of a Corporate Associate

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges and the Harvard Association for Law and Business will host a lunch discussion:

“Corporate associates from a major international law firm will provide a description of what they do on a day-to-day basis. A great opportunity for 1Ls especially to hear what corporate work is like and to ask questions in an open environment.”

For more information, check out the

HLS Calendar.

The Latest from Professor Elizabeth Warren

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Please see this link for an op-ed that appeared in the Feb. 9, 2010, edition of the Wall Street Journal: http://www.law.harvard.edu/news/2010/02/09_warren.html

Learn to Get the Deal Through

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Learn to Get the Deal Through

Harvard now has Getting the Deal Through:
http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.eresource:getdealt

Getting the Deal Through provides international comparative guides to law and regulation in 43 practice areas and more than 100 jurisdictions containing concise explanations to the most important legal and regulatory matters that arise in business deals and disputes worldwide.

The HLS Library favorites of the day:

• Banking Regulation
• Corporate Governance
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Private Equity Fund Formation
• Securities Finance

There is so much to know. For example: In India shareholders have the power to propose a resolution for the appointment or removal of a director. Shareholders (at least 100 of them or any number of shareholders holding at least 10 per cent of the paid-up share capital) can require a company to convene an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) in which the necessary resolutions could be adopted.

The Supreme Court’s Recent Ruling

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See Professor Roe’s important article about the Court’s recent decision, which held that legal blocks on corporations and labor unions advertising for and against political candidates violates free speech principles. It appeared in the Financial Times, and you can access it here: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/bd03f92e-09aa-11df-b91f-00144feabdc0.html?nclick_check=1

In the news…

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HLS professors weigh in on some interesting business stories:

Google considers exiting China: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126335495731627383.html

Goldman Sachs may require top executives to donate a portion of their bonus to charity: http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1953136,00.html?xid=rss-topstories

Consumer Finance Course

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See this link for a unique opportunity — a consumer finance course at HLS taught by Professor Peter Tufano of Harvard Business School and Professor Howell Jackson of Harvard Law School: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/adup/2010/01/13/notices-consumer-finance-class-spring-term-offering/

Event Announcement

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Check out this event on the financial crisis Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 5 – 7pm in Pound 101. See the link for more information: http://www.law.harvard.edu/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3devent%26eventid%3d87091948

Event Announcement

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Managing a Team Through a Hostile Transaction: Oracle’s Acquisition of BEA Systems. See this link: http://www.law.harvard.edu/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3devent%26eventid%3d87019400

Entrepreneurship and Company Creation

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Check out this unique course being offered this spring: http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/courses/2009-10/?id=7614

Law & Business in China

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Interested in learning about how business is conducted in China? Consider signing up for the winter course, Law & Business in China, taught by Visiting Professor Vivienne Bath. Visit this site for more information:  http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/cou…