» Prof. Johnson was recently named as a recipient of the 2009 State Bar of Michigan's Champion of Justice Award. [full story]
» Prof. Johnson, who will be teaching Corporate Professional Responsibility, has spoken publicly on ethics issues recently at the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility Conference and at Augustana College.
» With the New Corporate Law & Finance Program, headed by Former General Motors Executive, E. Christopher Johnson, Jr., makes Cooley the only law school in the country to offer advanced degrees in corporate, intellectual property, and tax law. [full story]
The Corporate Law and Finance LL.M., designed, directed and taught by prominent corporate practitioners and law professors, will train the next generation of corporate lawyers.
To obtain the LL.M. degree, students must successfully complete 12 credits of required courses in the areas of Advanced Corporate Transactions, Business Organizations, Corporate Governance and Finance, and Corporate Professional Responsibility, and a sufficient number of elective courses to earn the 24 credits required, some of which are required electives if you choose the specialization in Global Public Companies Law. Guest students may earn up to eight credits.
Students can elect to specialize in the signature program of the Corporate Law and Finance LL.M, "Global Public Company Law."
This program is designed to train lawyers to represent global public companies as either inside or outside counsel. Students will be required to take four additional electives, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Public Company Disclosure and a Global Public Company Practicum which will be a real time exercise, designed to cover all of the coursework in the program. These courses round out the experience of the lawyers by exposing them to the full range of issues in the practice of law at global public companies, both from the perspective of the in house and outside counsel that represent these companies.
Students who do not chose to specialize in Global Public Company Law may fulfill their degree requirement by taking their remaining credits from among a significant group of electives offered in the Corporate Law and Finance Program, Cooley's other LL.M. Programs, or Cooley's J.D. Program.