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 12 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 2006. Because of the vagaries of publication, indexing, and mailing, some articles published in 2006 have a 2005 date, and not all articles containing a 2006 date were published in time to be included in this year's list.
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).
J., Jill E. Fisch and A.C. Pritchard. Do Institutions Matter?
The Impact of the Lead Plaintiff Provision of the Private Securities Litigation
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. Controlling Shareholders and Corporate Governance: Complicating the Comparative Taxonomy. 119 Harv. L. Rev. 1641-1679 (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 (2006).
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).
Last updated: 5/11/2007