Larry Cunningham's Posts

Contracts Roundtable: Be Yourself and Make Your Students Feel Lucky (June 10, 2011)

Thanks to Erik for having me on board for this roundtable, and to others for interesting contributions. I concur with... (Category: Roundtable: Contracts)

Contracts Roundtable: The Least Dangerous Course (June 10, 2011)

Contracts is the least political course in the first year of law school, perhaps all of law school. I say... (Category: Books, Contracts, Roundtable: Contracts)

Contracts Roundtable: Stories, Problems, Deals, Plus Ca Change! (June 09, 2011)

From the mutual-admiration-but department, I likewise applaud Gillian's perspicacious assessment of the need to teach the basics before we add... (Category: Contracts, Roundtable: Contracts, Teaching)

Fresh Stories for Contracts (June 09, 2011)

Experienced teachers know that drawing on current events stimulates student interest, yet our contracts course does not make this easy.... (Category: Books, Contracts, Roundtable: Contracts, Teaching)

Cunningham on Kelly's Bear Book (June 16, 2009)

Kate Kelly is a gifted young journalist who prepared useful accounts of the federally-orchestrated and partially-financed fire sale of Bear... (Category: Book Club)

BC's Southern Strategy (October 25, 2007)

The undefeated Boston College Eagles (7-0), ranked No. 2 in the country, play No. 8 Virginia Tech Hokies (7-1) in... (Category: Sports)

DC Beat: Jim Cox for SEC; Hill Hearings on IFRS (October 24, 2007)

Two items from the nation's capital: (1) Jim Cox, corporate, securities and accounting scholar at Duke, is being mentioned around... (Category: )

What Are Experts To Do? (October 23, 2007)

People seem to agree that directors who are accounting experts serving on audit committees (ACAEs) should police “accounting earnings management”... (Category: Corporate Governance)

The Radical Vogue in VEBAs (October 22, 2007)

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could discharge your debts by paying 50 cents on the dollar? You’d have something... (Category: Employees)

Bricks in DC (October 21, 2007)

The brick that rioters used to shatter the front door of the Starbucks in my building on 24th & M... (Category: )

Cheap Accounting Standards (October 19, 2007)

FASB, the US accounting standard setter, has long protected its brand name, including by asserting copyright over its US GAAP... (Category: Accounting)

Uniformity or Competition in Global Accounting? (October 18, 2007)

In proposing to let non-US companies report in IFRS (international financial reporting standards) without reconciling to US GAAP, and seeking... (Category: Accounting)

Anxiety on Internal Control (October 17, 2007)

A political storm is settling down over how much effort auditors should make when testing financial report reliability. Sarbanes-Oxley created... (Category: Accounting)

A Fiendishly Ingenious Confidence Scheme (October 16, 2007)

A quick abstract review of the factual background of the crisis in credit markets: Big Bank (say Citigroup) creates Little... (Category: )

Bernanke's Soft Investor Alert (October 15, 2007)

"How do you value these damn things?" was the most memorable line from Fed Chair Ben Bernanke in remarks tonight... (Category: Economics)

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