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Law and Entrepreneurship: A Status Report (January 08, 2014)

This video contains my very personal perspective on law and entrepreneurship, delivered as a series of stories to a group... (Category: )

The Next Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court (January 08, 2014)

Leo Strine. Congratulations! The WSJ: "a widely expected promotion for one of corporate law's biggest personalities." Indeed. I have mixed... (Category: Corporate Law, Delaware)

Call for Papers: AALS Section on Insurance Law (May 03, 2013)

“On The Unavoidable Intersection of Torts and Insurance” The AALS Section on Insurance Law and the AALS section on Tort... (Category: AALS)

Conference: "Law and the History of Corporate Responsibility" (April 03, 2013)

Lyman Johnson is writing the history of corporate social responsibility. On Friday, April 26, Lyman is hosting a conference at... (Category: Corporate Law, Social Responsibility)

Discretion (March 22, 2013)

One of my colleagues said that my latest article (written with one of my excellent students, Jordan Lee) sounds like... (Category: Business Organizations, Contracts, Corporate Law, Fiduciary Duties, Law & Economics, Law & Entrepreneurship)

Entrepreneurial Opportunities Redux (February 25, 2013)

In writing Law and Entrepreneurial Opportunities (with Darian Ibrahim), I immersed myself in the entrepreneurship literature on opportunities. Some of... (Category: Entrepreneurship)

The Problem with Law Schools (and a Proposed Solution) (February 25, 2013)

According to my friend and former dean, Jim Huffman, the problem with law schools is excessive regulation by the ABA.... (Category: Law Schools/Lawyering)

"Delaware Law as Lingua Franca: Theory and Evidence" (February 20, 2013)

Jesse Fried, Brian Broughman, and Darian Ibrahim have an excellent paper on Delaware's dominance in the market for corporate charters,... (Category: Corporate Law, Delaware)

Law and Entrepreneurial Opportunities (February 18, 2013)

Just posted: 'Opportunity' is a central concept in entrepreneurship research, and this Article explores the relationship between law and entrepreneurial... (Category: Entrepreneurship, Law & Entrepreneurship)

Comparative Company Law: A Case-Based Approach (February 04, 2013)

Hot off the presses ... Comparative Company Law: A Case-Based Approach, edited by Mathias Siems and David Cabrelli. As attention... (Category: Comparative Law, Corporate Law)

Awe and Time Perception (January 29, 2013)

Do you experience feelings of "time famine" -- the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time... (Category: Miscellany)

Business Ethics Teaching Conference (January 08, 2013)

Cynthia Williams and I are organizing a a Business Ethics Teaching Conference at Aspen Grove, a BYU center in the... (Category: Business Ethics, Business Organizations)

Zipcar to Avis (January 02, 2013)

Avis is buying Zipcar for $500 million. That's a hefty premium over Zipcar's current stock price, but a hefty discount... (Category: Businesses of Note, M&A)

The Stock Market and the Fiscal Cliff (January 01, 2013)

Last summer, I decided to scorn market efficiency and invest in a portfolio of individual stocks. Not a lot of... (Category: Economics)

Venture-backed IPOs in 2013? (January 01, 2013)

VentureBeat has created a list of leading IPO Candidates for 2013, and there are some exciting prospects. Box, Dropbox, Eventbrite,... (Category: IPOs, Venture Capital)

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