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News Posted on September 19, 2012

Professor Afsharipour to Teach in Innovative ‘Massive Open Online Course'

Professor Afra Afsharipour will teach transactional law as part of the first "MOOC" or "massive open online course" offered by LawMeets®, a free, web-based program.  The course, Basics of Acquisition Agreements, is made possible with funding from the National Science Foundation. 

In addition to Professor Afsharipour, faculty for the online course include Jay Finkelstein, DLA Piper Partner and Adjunct Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and American University Washington College of Law; Andy Kaufman, Executive Director of the Milken Institute at UCLA Law and former Kirkland & Ellis partner; Karl Okamoto, Professor of Law at Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law and former Dechert LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP Partner; and Charles Whitehead, Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and former senior counsel at various international financial institutions.   The faculty will be joined by a group of experts from law firms and corporate legal departments from around the world who will interact with the course participants through written feedback, online discussion boards and streaming video.

The course will be held October 23-November 7. Interested participants may find more information at

Professor Afsharipour's areas of research include comparative corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, and transactional law.  Her scholarship has appeared in numerous law reviews, including the Columbia Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the UC Davis Law Review