Tuesday, April 21, 2020
...from Corporate Practice Commentator (thanks to Robert Thompson for sharing this):
The Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2019
The Corporate Practice Commentator is pleased to announce the results of its twenty-sixth 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 in legal journals during 2019. Just short of 400 articles were on this year’s list. Because of the vagaries of publication, indexing, and mailing, some articles published in 2019 have a 2018 date, and not all articles containing a 2019 date were published in time to be included in this year’s list.
The articles, listed in alphabetical order of the initial author, are:
Ian Ayres (Yale), Edward Fox (Michigan). Alpha Duties: The Search for Excess Returns and Appropriate Fiduciary Duties. 97 Tex. L. Rev. 445-515 (2019).
Adam Badawi (Berkeley), Elisabeth de Fontenay (Duke). Is There a First-Drafter Advantage in M&A? 107 Calif. L. Rev. 1119-1172 (2019).
Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard), Scott Hirst (BU). Index Funds and the Future of Corporate Governance: Theory, Evidence, and Policy. 119 Columbia L. Rev. 2029-2146 (2019).
John C. Coffee, Jr. (Columbia), Robert J. Jackson, Jr. (NYU), Joshua R. Mitts (Columbia), & Robert E. Bishop (Goodwin Procter). Activist Directors and Agency Costs: What Happens When an Activist Director Goes on the Board? 104 Cornell L. Rev. 381- 466 (2019).
Lisa M. Fairfax (George Washington). The Securities Law Implications of Financial Illiteracy. 104 Va. L. Rev. 1065-1122 (2018).
Jill E. Fisch (Penn), Assaf Hamdani (Hebrew U) & Steven Davidoff Solomon (Berkeley). The New Titans of Wall Street: A Theoretical Framework for Passive Investors. 168 U. Pa. L. Rev. 17-72 (2019).
Zohar Goshen (Columbia), Sharon Hannes (Tel-Aviv University). The Death of Corporate Law. 94 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 263-315 (2019).
Henry T. C. Hu (Texas), John D. Morley (Yale). A Regulatory Framework for Exchange-traded Funds. 91 S. Cal. L. Rev. 839-942 (2018).
Elizabeth Pollman (Penn). Corporate Disobedience. 68 Duke L.J. 709-765 (2019).
Elizabeth Pollman (Penn). Startup Governance. 168 U. Pa. L. Rev. 155-221 (2019).
Adriana Z. Robertson (Toronto). Passive in Name Only: Delegated Management and “Index” Investing. 36 Yale J. on Reg. 795-851 (2019).