Curriculum Guide · Courses
Employee Benefits and Executive Pay - Securities, Tax, and Corporate Governance
LL.M Course 751 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
This course provides a practitioner's macro view of executive
compensation and employee benefits -- with ongoing attention to
applicable business, securities, tax, labor, and accounting rules.
Students will become familiar with how these rules interact, primarily
through examining the actual plans, awards, and SEC filings made by
prominent public companies. Discussion will take into account the
design and operation of plans that involve stock awards (such as stock
options) and employee investment (through 401(k), ESOP, and employee
stock purchase plans). Overall, practical discussions are intended to
alert students to the key rules and terminology that face attorneys
handling employee benefit matters for private and public companies.
This course is intended for students obtaining an LL.M. in
Taxation or Securities and Financial Regulation, as well as students
obtaining the Employee Benefits Certificate.
For a course outline and links to key readings, see
Note for J.D. Students only: Completion or concurrent enrollment in Securities Regulation, Tax I, and one course dealing with employee benefits is strongly recommended.
This course will require two 5-10 page papers (weighed equally).