Sunday, October 4, 2015
"The Case Against The Roberts Court: A Decade of Justice Undone" http://t.co/nWJ1k0LBEv— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 28, 2015
"two trends which are politically induced and reinforce income inequality" https://t.co/jt6Mmzh76m— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) October 1, 2015
Sunday, September 27, 2015
"Piketty argues that the internal dynamics of capitalism ensure that wealth will concentrate" https://t.co/jsBdxRwVTy— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 21, 2015
"Trade groups representing pharmaceutical and biotech companies oppose letting Americans buy drugs overseas" http://t.co/AdD1RP3Cbc— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 22, 2015
ICYMI: "Bar Exam Scores Drop to Their Lowest Point in Decades" http://t.co/sMq4sygiCB— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 22, 2015
Has "our veneration of...'free market'...masked the power of moneyed interests to tilt the market to their benefit"? http://t.co/i354ib2c3o— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 27, 2015
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Does "concentration of capital in a small number of hands make free markets and perfect competition impossible"? https://t.co/Tgt5kKhkfd— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 13, 2015
News release: SEC announces agenda for Sept. 23 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies: http://t.co/RGgJwXfCnO— SEC_News (@SEC_News) September 18, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
ICYMI: dare to ask "how much longer we can thrive as a nation when [our young adults]..'lack the skills required..'" http://t.co/DcfvD45oN0— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 7, 2015
"Are our self-rewarding top executives so..excellent..that they must hear in their private chamber no whisper from the workers?"44IndusLJ394— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 8, 2015
"This Article examines the significant problem of fraud within nonprofit organizations" 13 Cardozo Pub. L. Pol'y & Ethics J. 711 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 8, 2015
Sunday, September 6, 2015
"external governance--firm characteristics that maximize vulnerability to hostile takeovers" 2015 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 1 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 1, 2015
"Law school is expensive .... The average student debt for the graduating class of 2014 was $111,899." http://t.co/fYCt9Iw4NO— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 2, 2015
SAT: "latest scores ...show a majority of students...aren’t ready for college-level work or career-training programs" http://t.co/VUTWYolXc9— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 4, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
"telltale signs that your mediator will be ineffective" http://t.co/X44FK8gX9p— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 29, 2015
2/3: with "unfettered discretion..& w/o..sanctioning..benefit corporations may be..worse..than..for-profits" 52 Am. Bus. L.J. 501 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 25, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
"Name-calling is now commonplace .... class action attorneys have been redefined as the predators" 80 Brook. L. Rev. 743 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 20, 2015
"Bankruptcy..Forum shopping allows..management..to..benefit..selves while preventing stakeholders from participating" http://t.co/qPk5u76p4k— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 21, 2015
"most companies were unable to determine the source of their conflict minerals" http://t.co/g6lyjmi0gF— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 21, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
"For-profit corporations ... are not ... voluntary associations ... equa[l] to ... members of a church" 30 Const. Comment. 277, 280 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 11, 2015
Sunday, August 9, 2015
ICYMI: "SEC Allows Tweets for Startups Raising Money" http://t.co/VKFJQ5S5zd— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 9, 2015
Sunday, August 2, 2015
"the potential development of fascism arising at the national level due to the influence of global corporate rule" http://t.co/cbcBLs4Nol— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 26, 2015
"As long as there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit ... through manipulation and deception" http://t.co/dX6xbDp9Qu— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 29, 2015
Could IBM "have 'purposefully' aided and abetted the human rights abuses perpetrated by the apartheid government"? https://t.co/ZNSxFRuPDB— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 31, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
"Tying the gift prong to the presence of a friend or relative...restricts...strained theories of gifting by insiders" http://t.co/kKNXDaMOdv— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 19, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The following comes to us from Dorothy Brown, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law:
We are conducting searches in two areas: health law and business law. We are looking for a senior health law scholar with a national reputation in health care regulation who is interested in helping to build a multidisciplinary health law, policy & management center, in cooperation with other Emory divisions including our School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and the nearby Center for Disease Control. In addition, we are looking for a junior (no more than 2-3 years of teaching experience) in Business law. Please feel free to contact me [at email@example.com] if you are interested or know of others who might be interested in being considered.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
"three-year law school program explicitly designed to train law students to be social entrepreneurs" http://t.co/tyo5S1rMKL— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 14, 2015
"a number of bills this week that would revise the securities laws to better accommodate small businesses." http://t.co/VyOENCyt95— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 14, 2015
"surprising that we continue to bestow corporate privileges...long after they’ve ceased to perform public functions" http://t.co/9LAtfIURoX— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 15, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS: A Workshop on Vulnerability at the Intersection of the Changing Firm and the Changing Family (October 16-17, 2015 in Atlanta, GA)
UPDATE: The deadline for submissions has been extended to July 21.
[The following is a copy of the official workshop announcement. I have moved the "Guiding Questions" to the top to highlight the business law aspects. Registration and submission details can be found after the break.]
A Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative Workshop at Emory Law
This workshop will use vulnerability theory to explore the implications of the changing structure of employment and business organizations in the new information age. In considering these changes, we ask:
• What kind of legal subject is the business organization?
• Are there relevant distinctions among business and corporate forms in regard to understanding both vulnerability and resilience?
• What, if any, should be the role of international and transnational organizations in a neoliberal era? What is their role in building both human and institutional resilience?
• Is corporate philanthropy an adequate response to the retraction of state regulation? What forms of resilience should be regulated and which should be left to the 'free market'?
• How might a conception of the vulnerable subject help our analysis of the changing nature of the firm? What relationships does it bring into relief?
• How have discussions about market vulnerability shifted over time?
• What forms of resilience are available for institutions to respond to new economic realities?
• How are business organizations vulnerable? How does this differ from the family?
• How does the changing structure of employment and business organization affect possibilities for transformation and reform of the family?
• What role should the responsive state take in directing shifting flows of capital and care?
• How does the changing relationship between employment and the family, and particularly the disappearance of the "sole breadwinner," affect our understanding of the family and its role in caretaking and dependency?
• How does the Supreme Court's willingness to assign rights to corporate persons (Citizen's United, Hobby Lobby), affect workers, customers and communities? The relationship between public and private arenas?
• Will Airbnb and Uber be the new model for the employment relationships of the future?
July 14, 2015 in Business Associations, Call for Papers, Constitutional Law, Corporate Governance, Corporate Personality, Corporations, CSR, Current Affairs, Ethics, Financial Markets, Law and Economics, Social Enterprise, Stefan J. Padfield | Permalink | Comments (0)
Sunday, July 12, 2015
"Modern Money Theory - Part 1" http://t.co/EmkaLMfD0c— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 9, 2015
Regulation A Tier 2 offerings: "states retain the authority to require the filing of offering materials" http://t.co/bruSDfqk6N— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 9, 2015
"Contrary to theoclassical ideology, both cartels [LIBOR & FX] persisted...many years & were ended only by...gov't" http://t.co/kGmW3LUHFZ— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 10, 2015
Sunday, July 5, 2015
7 Tips for Start-Ups http://t.co/usVUBddfx1— VC Experts (@VCExperts) May 26, 2015
"in presenting itself as a hard science, with necessary conclusions, orthodox economics has obscured its politics" http://t.co/zAIZTquGN1— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 29, 2015
"11 things we learned about social enterprise in international development" http://t.co/q2BLrtuWP5— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 2, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
J. Robert Brown Jr.: testimony on the definition of accredited investor & business development companies http://t.co/gK1AdFEant— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 23, 2015
ICYMI: "Laws and regulators need get up to speed with high-frequency trading technology, panelists say" http://t.co/FS4ejbrdCy— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 24, 2015
"minimizing...negative externalities...preserves the freedom of companies to operate with...minimal...constraints" http://t.co/Yfnbo8uQd1— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 25, 2015
"America's Top States for Business 2015" http://t.co/g15x706n8T Ohio #23— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 25, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
"SEC Denies Stay of Regulation A+ ... sought by the state of Montana" http://t.co/EI3xvUptwe— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 18, 2015
How Silicon Valley's fuzzy math boosts exec pay. http://t.co/tBj09F2IVk— gretchen morgenson (@gmorgenson) June 19, 2015
Does "the revolving door between government...and...industry...empower Wall Street...at the expense of...society"? http://t.co/q6W6Ffi0yQ— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 20, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
"Financial information is a both a public resource and a commodity that market participants produce and distribute" https://t.co/Sk7yii5Gf9— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 8, 2015
Agencies issue final standards for assessing diversity policies and practices of regulated entities: http://t.co/5x5eyavI4Q— Federal Reserve (@federalreserve) June 9, 2015
"when more and more can be done by fewer and fewer people, the profits go to an ever-smaller circle" https://t.co/PzjS8VyTOs— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 14, 2015
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Does the Volcker rule violate The North American Free Trade Agreement? http://t.co/lmL5W6Bgs8— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 2, 2015