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Spring 2010 - Globalization of Corporate Governance: Italy and the European Union

 The Spring 2010 Global Research Seminar led by Professor David Skeel considered the foundations of contemporary corporate governance through an intensive study of Italian corporate governance and Italy’s place in the overarching structure of the European Union.  During a 10-day visit to Rome and Milan over Spring Break, students met with the Milan Stock Exchange, Consob (the Italian securities regulator), and other government and private sector experts. The principal work product for the class was a report commissioned by the Milan Stock Exchange.

The response of state regulators to international financial trends pose continual challenges to domestic and international economies. The 2010 GRS put Penn Law students at the center of key legal and financial questions, providing them with an opportunity to apply their research in a real world setting, while developing important research, interview, analysis, and reporting skills that will sustain them as they go into legal practice.