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Hypocrisy and Ashley Madison (August 22, 2015)

I don't recall ever hearing of Ashley Madison prior to news of of the recent hack, but since that happened,... (Category: Miscellany)

Healthcare and Entrepreneurship (August 19, 2015)

My friend and law school classmate Henry Olsen has written a provocative article about two proposals by Republican presidential candidates... (Category: Entrepreneurship, Health Care)

Corpus Linguistics in the Courts (Again) (August 14, 2015)

Here are the basic facts of State v. Rasabout from the majority opinion of the Utah Supreme Court, which was... (Category: Corpus Linguistics)

Alabama Law is Hiring (August 03, 2015)

The University of Alabama School is hiring, and my friend Julie Hill is chairing the appointments committee. Position descriptions after... (Category: Law Schools/Lawyering)

Occupational Licensing (August 03, 2015)

The White House recently released an excellent report on occupational licensing. The purported goal of occupational licensing is to improve... (Category: Entrepreneurship)

The Modern Business Judgment Rule (June 18, 2015)

I just posted a new paper on SSRN entitled "The Modern Business Judgment Rule." It's short, so it won't take... (Category: Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, Delaware, Fiduciary Law)

Business & Human Rights Junior Scholars Conference (May 20, 2015)

Here is an announcement that may interest some of our readers: The Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance, The... (Category: Globalization/Trade, Social Responsibility)

Call for Papers: AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills (May 01, 2015)

Transactional Lawyering and Contractual Innovation 2016 AALS Annual Meeting New York, NY In a world of dramatic economic, technological and... (Category: AALS, Transactional Law)

Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship Workshop 2015 (April 11, 2015)

The 14th annual workshop on Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship, co-taught by Lee Epstein and Andrew D. Martin, will run from... (Category: Empirical Legal Studies)

Charity and Debate (March 09, 2015)

Earlier today my friend Steph Tai at Wisconsin got me thinking about academic debates. She was writing about the live... (Category: Law Schools/Lawyering, Legal Scholarship)

Lionel Smith on "Deterrence, Prophylaxis and Punishment in Fiduciary Obligations" (February 18, 2015)

Fiduciary law scholars in the U.S. do not pay enough attention to fiduciary law scholars in other countries. Of course,... (Category: Fiduciary Law)

Ownership and Control in Startups (August 16, 2014)

Since reading Barbarians at the Gate in the early 1990s, I have been a huge fan of business histories. Although... (Category: Books, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship)

Paul MacMahon on Good Faith and Fair Dealing (August 15, 2014)

In Good Faith and Fair Dealing as an Underenforced Legal Norm, Paul MacMahon of the London School of Economics explores... (Category: Contracts)

University of Alabama School of Law is looking for a business law scholar (August 13, 2014)

Here is the information: The University of Alabama School of Law anticipates making at least one tenure-track appointment to its... (Category: Law Schools/Lawyering)

Guest Blogger Sung Hui Kim (August 11, 2014)

We are pleased to welcome Sung Hui Kim of the UCLA School of Law as a guest blogger for the... (Category: Administrative)

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