IE Law School and the Institute for Executive Education at NYU School of Law Launch Innovative Interdisciplinary Collaboration
The Institute for Executive Education at New York University School of Law (NYU Law) and IE Law School, based in Madrid, have developed innovative programs for IE Law students who are pursuing IE Law’s Master in Global Taxation (LLM) and Master in Global Corporate Compliance (LLM) degrees.
Each program, called a Global Experience Module, integrates short-term intensive training by NYU Law faculty into IE Law’s degree programs. Expert tax and compliance faculty from NYU Law will lead their respective program tracks across two week-long engagements in both Madrid and New York.
“We are delighted to collaborate with IE Law School on this innovative partnership,” says Mitchell Kane, NYU Law academic director and Gerald L. Wallace Professor of Taxation. “IE’s business and law students will gain an international and US-focused perspective on key transactions in complex and rapidly evolving areas of tax.”
The Global Experience Modules follow a blended learning format. The program is introduced during an intensive in-class week scheduled for March 2018 at IE Law in Madrid; the following May, the students travel to New York for another intensive week to complete the program. Between in-class sessions, learning takes place online. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a Certificate from NYU Law’s Institute for Executive Education, while earning credits toward their degree at IE Law.
IE Law, whose university population hails from more than 160 countries, offers a full roster of international partnerships and programs. “The innovative format of NYU Law’s Global Experience Module, where our tax and compliance students form an interdisciplinary cohort with a global focus and learn from NYU Law’s experts in those fields, substantively enriches the learning experience of the students,” says Javier de Cendra, Dean of IE Law School. “The collaboration with NYU Law School constitutes a valuable addition to our master’s programs and extends IE’s reputation in global blended education.”
The goals of the US Corporate Law and Governance Module are to introduce students to the corporate form in the US. Topics covered include the corporate voting system; the power of the board of directors, and typical board structure and operations for a public corporation; the business judgment rule; fiduciary duties including duty of care and duty of loyalty; shareholder litigation; insider trading; securities regulation; public offerings; private placements; antifraud liability; shelf registration; and corporate criminal and regulatory liability. Program faculty will be Jennifer Arlen, Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law and co-director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement; and Stephen Choi, Murray and Kathleen Bring Professor of Law and director, Pollack Center.