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Spring 2008 Seminar: Corporate Governance

Meeting Wednesdays, 3:35 – 5:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota Law School, Mondale Hall, Room TBA
Sponsored by the Institute for Law & Economics


Speaker Schedule

January 23 - Introduction

January 30 - Claire Hill, Professor of Law and Brett McDonnell, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School
Topic: "Stone v. Ritter: The Expanding Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty

February 6 - Anna Gelpern, Associate Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Topic: "Public Symbol in Private Contract: A Case Study"

February 13 - Paul Vaaler, Associate Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Topic: "Legal System and Rule of Law Effects on US Cross-Listing to Bond by Emerging-Market Firms"

February 20 - Evelyn Brody, Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Topic: "Governing the Nonprofit Organization: Accommodating Autonomy in Organizational Law"

February 27 - Felix Meschke, Assistant Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Topic: "Corporate Political Contributions: Investment or Agency?"

March 5 - Margaret Blair, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School
Title: "The Roles of Standardization, Certification, and Assurance Services in Global Commerce"

March 12 - Sean Griffith, Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
Title: "How the Merits Matter: D&O Insurance and Securities Settlements"

March 19 - Spring Break - NO SEMINAR

March 26 - Don Langevoort, Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law, Georgetown Law
Title: "Basic at Twenty: Rethinking Fraud-on-the-Market"

April 2 - Geoffrey P. Miller, Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law, Director, Center for the Study of Central Banks, New York University School of Law
Topic: "The Flight to New York: An Empirical Study of Choice of Law and Choice of Forum Clauses in Publicly-Held Companies' Contracts"

April 9 - Charles Elson, Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., Chair, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, University of Delaware
Topics: "Dissidents, and Dissent, in the Boardroom" [Article]
"What's Wrong with Executive Compensation" [Article]

April 16 - Anita Anand, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Topic: "An Empirical Examination of the Governance Choices of Income Trusts"

April 23 - Capstone Session

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