Posted on: May 7, 2013

At, Professor Haskell Murray discusses proposed changes to the Delaware General Corporation Law that would allow the creation of benefit corporations under Delaware law.

Tag: Business Ethics, Corporations, Fiduciary Duties, Legal Theory, Social Entrepreneurship
Posted on: May 7, 2013

At, Randy Barnett discusses the PBS series Constitution USA, which airs tonight.  The series, hosted by Peter Sagal, will explore how the U.S. Constitution impacts on many issues facing modern America, including in the business world.

Tag: Constitutional Law, Legal History
Posted on: May 6, 2013

In the Wall Street Journal, Richard Epstein has thoughts about the state and future of the legal industry, including a skeptical review of Stephen J. Harper's The Lawyer Bubble: a Profession in Crisis (Basic Books, 2013).

Tag: Law & Economics, Legal History, Legal Theory
Posted on: May 2, 2013

In the field of law, it behooves us to remember that we stand on the shoulders of giants.  The following quotes, from various ancient Mesopotamian legal codes of the late third and early second millenium BCE, demonstrate the ancient origins of some of our most critical legal principles:

Tag: Agency, Civil Litigation / Civil Procedure, Comparative Law, Contracts, Courts, Legal History, Real Estate / Real Property
Posted on: May 1, 2013

Steven Davidoff, author of the Deal Professor Blog for the New York Times, has an interesting discussion about the flaws of a go-shop process through the example of the Dell/Silver Lake transaction on Dealbook. 

Tag: Corporations, Securities