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The Law Review Conference & Leet Symposium: “Fiduciary Duty, Corporate Goals and Shareholder Activism”

The School of Law’s annual Law Review Conference and Leet Symposium, titled “Fiduciary Duty, Corporate Goals and Shareholder Activism,” will bring together leading academics as well as private and public executives to explore the tension between traditional shareholder wealth maximization and shareholder environmental and social activism.

The event will take place Friday, Nov. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the School of Law.

About the event

The keynote address, “Undermining Investor Protection through Environmental, Social and Governance Activism,” will be delivered by Hester M. Peirce, commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The symposium will present issues related to corporate governance, hedge fund activism and the ethical role of general counsels seeking to zealously advocate for their corporations while giving impartial legal advice.

Panel topics include:

  • “The Changing Face of the Corporate Board;”
  • “Ethical Challenges in the Role of In-House Counsel;”
  • “Undermining Investor Protection through Environmental, Social and Governance Activism;” and
  • “Society and Shareholders: How Companies Weigh Financial and Social Pressures.”

The conference is free to attend and open to the public.

For attorneys seeking Continuing Legal Education credit, the cost is $100 for alumni and $200 for non-alumni.

Register through the School of Law’s events page.