The Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of
The Corporate Practice Commentator is pleased to announce the results of
its annual poll on the 10 best corporate and securities articles. (Because
of ties there are 12 on this year’s list.) Teachers in corporate and
securities laws were asked to select the best corporate and best securities
articles from a list of all articles published during 1999. Because
of the vagaries of publication and mailing some articles published in 1999
contain a 1998 date and not all articles containing a 1999 date were published
in time to be included in this list.
The articles, listed in author alphabetical order, are:
- Bankman, Joseph and Ronald J. Gilson. Why Start-ups?
51 Stan. L. Rev. 289-308 (1999).
- Bhagat, Sanjai and Bernard Black. The Uncertain Relationship
Between Board Composition and Firm Performance. 54 Bus. Law. 921-963
- Blair, Margaret M. and Lynn A. Stout. A Team Production
Theory of Corporate Law. 85 Va. L. Rev. 247-328 (1999).
- Coates, John C., IV. “Fair Value” As an Avoidable Rule
of Corporate Law: Minority Discounts in Conflict Transactions.
147 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1251-1359 (1999).
- Coffee, John C., Jr. The Future as History: The
Prospects for Global Convergence in Corporate Governance and Its Implications.
93 Nw. U. L. Rev. 641-707 (1999).
- Eisenberg, Melvin A. Corporate Law and Social Norms.
99 Colum. L. Rev. 1253-1292 (1999).
- Hamermesh, Lawrence A. Corporate Democracy and Stockholder-Adopted
By-laws: Taking Back the Street? 73 Tul. L. Rev. 409-495 (1998).
- Krawiec, Kimberly D. Derivatives, Corporate Hedging,
and Shareholder Wealth: Modigliani-Miller Forty Years Later.
1998 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1039-1104.
- Langevoort, Donald C. Rereading Cady, Roberts:
The Ideology and Practice of Insider Trading Regulation. 99 Colum.
L. Rev. 1319-1343 (1999).
- Langevoort, Donald C. Half-Truths: Protecting Mistaken
Inferences By Investors and Others. 52 Stan. L. Rev. 87-125 (1999).
- Talley, Eric. Turning Servile Opportunities to Gold:
A Strategic Analysis of the Corporate Opportunities Doctrine. 108
Yale L.J. 277-375 (1998).
The "Best Articles" were chosen from more than 235 corporate and securities
articles published during the year. Thirty-five law professors participated
in this year’s selection.
- Williams, Cynthia A. The Securities and Exchange Commission
and Corporate Social Transparency. 112 Harv. L. Rev. 1197-1311 (1999).
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Last updated: 5/25/03