LAW42010 Comparative Corporate Governance

Academic Year 2022/2023

Comparative regulation explores the public and private character of regulatory governance, exploring how regulatory instruments and functions differ across distinct jurisdictions, exploring in particular, divergences and convergences across Ireland, Europe and America. Co-located at the law schools in UCD and at the University of Minnesota, this module draws on faculty at both institutions, representatives from regulatory agencies, and practitioners, to provide a thematic analysis of the contemporary regulatory challenges in this field. The module will cover several different topics: financial regulation, corporate governance, corporate finance, and tax. Each student will be required to give one in-class presentation based on one written paper (5,000 words). Students should write short outlines or precis describing their presentations, due one week before the presentation, and prepare presentation materials for distribution to their classmates, due at the presentation itself.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Demonstrate an understanding, in comparative perspective (Ireland/Europe/USA) of the fundamental principles in the following areas: Tax; Financial Regulation; Corporate governance; Corporate Finance/Capital Structure.

Indicative Module Content:

Tax; Financial Regulation; Corporate governance; Corporate Finance/Capital Structure.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active/task-based learning; peer and group work; lectures; critical writing; problem-based learning; case-based learning; student presentations. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: The class is assessed by a 4,000 word research assignment due at the end of term. It is worth 70% of the final grade. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Presentation: Assessment is by completion of one short individual in-class presentations on the written paper, in the closing weeks of the course. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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Name Role
Professor Claire Hill Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Emer Hunt Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Brian Hutchinson Lecturer / Co-Lecturer