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Edmund W. Kitch

Professor
Unit: School of Law
Department: School of Law
Office location and address
WB175E
580 Massie Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
J.D. University of Chicago Law School 1964
B.A. Yale University 1961
Biography

Edmund Kitch joined the faculty in 1982. His scholarly and teaching interests include agency, corporations, securities, antitrust, industrial and intellectual property, economic regulation and legal and economic history.

In law school Kitch was comment editor for the University of Chicago Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. After spending one year as an assistant professor at Indiana University, he taught at the University of Chicago from 1965 until 1982. During that time he served as reporter of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions, special assistant to the solicitor general of the United States, and executive director of the Civil Aeronautics Board Committee on Procedural Reform. He also has been a visiting professor of law at Stanford, Michigan, New York University, Brooklyn Law School and Georgetown University. In 1996 he was the Jack N. Pritzker Distinguished Visiting Professor at Northwestern University School of Law.

After he came to Virginia, he became a member of the Committee on Public-Private Sector Interactions in Vaccine Innovation of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences (1983-85). He also was a member of UVA's Center for Advanced Studies from 1982-85. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute.

LAW 6103: Corporations
Credits: 4
This course considers the formation and operation of corporations and compares corporations to other business forms. It examines the roles and duties of those who control businesses and the power of investors to influence and litigate against those in control. The course also addresses the special problems of closely held corporations and issues arising out of mergers and attempts to acquire firms. The course uses both new tools derived from the corporate finance and related literature and traditional tools to explore a wide range of phenomena and transactions associated with the modern business enterprise.
LAW 7024: Banking and Financial Institutions
Credits: 3
This course will examine the regulation of financial institutions, with an emphasis on federal regulation of banking.
LAW 8016: Securities Regulation
Credits: 3
The course will examine the federal statutes and regulations relating to the sale of securities and the duties of issuers, underwriters, brokers, dealers, officers, directors, controlling persons, and other significant market participants. We will discuss the regulation of public and private offerings, trading markets, and disclosure and corporate governance of publicly traded companies. Enrollment not allowed in LAW 8016 or 8017 if either taken previously.
LAW 8017: Securities Regulation (Law & Business)
Credits: 3–4
The course will examine the federal statutes and regulations relating to the sale of securities and the duties of issuers, underwriters, brokers, dealers, officers, directors, and other market participants. Topics will include the regulation of public and private offerings, trading markets, accounting standards, the lawyer's role in verifying financial information, and the use of finance theory in securities litigation.
LAW 8813: Independent Research
Credits: 3
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.
LAW 9208: Monetary Constitution Seminar
Credits: 3
This seminar will focus on the history and law of the financial infrastructure of our nation's government.
LAW 9999: Dissertation Research
Credits: 15
For doctoral research taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.