May 23, 2014
On the right to be forgotten
A sensible commentary from my colleague Eric Posner. It's one of the many travesties that is modern First Amendment law that it would prohibit the recognition of such a right here.
May 21, 2014
LSAC settles ADA lawsuits
Good news for students with disabilities considering law school.
More thoughts on legal education
This time from Chapman's Richard Redding.
May 20, 2014
The cost of higher education
Blog Emperor Caron links to two recent items, the first of which makes clear what adults already knew, namely, that the cost of legal education is only a small part of the bigger picture.
May 16, 2014
Why philosophy has been central to legal education
May 14, 2014
The many academic defenders of the inequality at the core of our current religious exemptions jurisprudence...
...had better speak out forcefully about the latest in religious-inspired anarchy.
European court will force Google to actually stop facilitating evil
A welcome development, though I doubt we will see anything similar in the U.S.
May 13, 2014
Cited by the Supreme Court...
(Thanks to Robert Condlin for the pointer.)
May 09, 2014
Corporate Practice Commentator's Top 10 Articles of 2013
The Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2013
The Corporate Practice Commentator is pleased to announce the results of its twentieth annual poll to select the ten best corporate and securities articles. Teachers in corporate and securities law were asked to select the best corporate and securities articles from a list of articles published and indexed in legal journals during 2013. More than 550 articles were on this year’s list. Because of the vagaries of publication, indexing, and mailing, some articles published in 2013 have a 2012 date, and not all articles containing a 2013 date were published and indexed in time to be included in this year’s list.
The articles, listed in alphabetical order of the initial author, are:
Armour, John, Bernard Black and Brian Cheffins. Is Delaware losing its cases? 9 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 605-656 (2012).
Bebchuk, Lucian A. The myth that insulating boards serves long-term value. 113 Colum. L. Rev. 1637-1694 (2013).
Bratton, William W. and Michael L. Wachter. A theory of preferred stock. 161 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1815-1906 (2013).
Choi, Stephen, Jill Fisch, and Marcel Kahan. Who calls the shots? How mutual funds vote on director elections. 3 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. 35-82 (2013).
Coates, John C. IV. Corporate politics, governance, and value before and after Citizens United. 9 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 657-696 (2012).
Gilson, Ronald J. and Jeffrey N. Gordon. The agency costs of agency capitalism: Activist investors and the revaluation of governance rights. 113 Colum. L. Rev. 863-927 (2013).
Grundfest, Joseph A. and Kristen A. Savelle. The brouhaha over intra-corporate forum selection provisions: A legal, economic, and political analysis. 68 Bus. Law. 325-410 (2013).
Klausner, Michael. Fact and fiction in corporate law and governance. 65 Stan. L. Rev. 1325-1370 (2013).
Langevoort, Donald C. and Robert B. Thompson. "Publicness" in contemporary securities regulation after the JOBS Act. 101 Geo. L.J. 337-386 (2013).
Rock, Edward B. Adapting to the new shareholder-centric reality. 161 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1907-1988 (2013).
By institutional affiliation, the schools with the most authors represented are: Penn (4), Harvard (2), NYU (2), Columbia (2), Stanford (2), Georgetown (2).
May 07, 2014
A new B.A. in law at the University of Arizona
An interesting development, that I'm sure other schools will watch carefully. Marc Miller, Arizona's very savvy Dean, has taken the lead in developing this program.