Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles for 2006

April 13, 2007Duke Law News

Professor James Cox's article, "Letting Billions Slip Through Your Fingers: Empirical Evidence and Legal Implications of the Failure of Financial Institutions to Participate in Securities Class Action Settlements," 58 Stan. L. Rev. 411-454 (2005) was selected from more than 450 articles by his peer teachers in corporate and securities law. The list of top ten articles will be published in the upcoming issue of the Corporate Practice Commentator. The articles, listed in alphabetical order of the initial author, are:


Bainbridge, Stephen M. Director Primacy and Shareholder Disempowerment. 119 Harv. L. Rev. 1735 - 1758 (2006).


Bebchuk, Lucian A.Letting Shareholders Set the Rules. 119 Harv. L. Rev. 1784 - 1813 (2006).


Black, Bernard, Brian Cheffins and Michael Klausner.Outside Director Liability. 58 Stan. L. Rev. 1055-1159 (2006).


Choi, Stephen J., Jill E. Fisch and A.C. Pritchard.Do Institutions Matter? The Impact of the Lead Plaintiff Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. 83 Wash U. L.Q. 869-905 (2005).


Cox, James D. and Randall S. Thomas. Letting Billions Slip Through Your Fingers: Empirical Evidence and Legal Implications of the Failure of Financial Institutions to Participate in Securities Class Action Settlements. 58 Stan. L. Rev. 411-454 (2005).


Gilson, Ronald J.Contrilling Shareholders and Corporate Governance: Complicating the Comparative Taxonomy. 119 Harv. L. Rev. 1641-1679 (2006).


Goshen, Zohar and Gideon Parchomovsky. The Essential Role of Securities Regulation. 55 Duke L.J. 711-782 (2006).


Hansmann, Henry, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire. Law and the Rise of the Firm. 119 Harv. L. Rev. 1333-1403 (2006).


Hu, Henry T. C. and Bernard Black. Empty Voting and Hidden (Morphable) Ownership: Taxonomy, Implications, and Reforms. 61 Bus. Law. 1011-1070 (2006).


Kahan, Marcel. The Demand for Corporate Law: Statutory Flexibility, Judicial Quality, or Takeover Protection? 22 J.L. Econ. & Org. 340-365.


Kahan, Marcel and Edward Rock. Symbiotic Federalism and the Structure of Corporate Law. 58 Vand. L. Rev. 1573-1622 (2005).


Smith, D. Gordon The Exit Structure of Venture Capital. 53 UCLA L. Rev. 315-356 (2005).

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