The Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of
The Corporate Practice Commentator is pleased to announce the results
of its annual poll of the 10 best corporate and securities articles.
(Because of ties there are 11 on this year’s list.) Teachers in corporate
and securities law were asked to select the best corporate and securities
articles from a list of articles published during 2001. Because of
the vagaries of publication, indexing and mailing some articles published
in 2001 have a 2000 date and not all articles containing a 2001 date were
published in time to be included in this year’s list.
The articles, listed in alphabetical order of the initial author, are:
- Black, Bernard S. The legal and institutional preconditions
for strong securities markets. 48 UCLA L. Rev. 781-855 (2001).
- Coates, John C. IV. Takeover defenses
in the shadow of the pill: a critique of the scientific evidence.
79 Tex. L. Rev. 271-382 (2000).
- Coates, John C. IV and Guhan Subramanian.
A buy-side model of M&A lockups: theory and evidence.
53 Stan. L. Rev. 307-396 (2000).
- Coffee, John C., Jr. The rise of dispersed
ownership: the roles of law and the state in the separation of ownership
and control. 111 Yale L.J. 1-82 (2001).
- Choi, Stephen J. The unfounded fear of
Regulation S: empirical evidence on offshore securities offerings.
50 Duke L.J. 663-751 (2000).
- Daines, Robert and Michael Klausner. Do
IPO charters maximize firm value? Antitakeover protection in IPOs.
17 J.L. Econ. & Org. 83-120 (2001).
- Hansmann, Henry and Reinier Kraakman. The essential
role of organizational law. 110 Yale L.J. 387-440 (2000).
- Langevoort, Donald C. The human nature of corporate
boards: law, norms, and the unintended consequences of independence
and accountability. 89 Geo. L.J. 797-832 (2001).
- Mahoney, Paul G. The political economy of the Securities
Act of 1933. 30 J. Legal Stud. 1-31 (2001).
- Roe, Mark J. Political preconditions to separating ownership
from corporate control. 53 Stan. L. Rev. 539-606 (2000).
The "Best Articles" were chosen from more than 300 corporate and securities
articles published during the year. Thirty law professors participated
in this year’s selection.
- Romano, Roberta. Less is more: making institutional
investor activism a valuable mechanism of corporate governance. 18
Yale J. on Reg. 174-251 (2001).
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Last updated: 5/25/03