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M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 22

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer
    If it wasn't already obvious to you we live in a global economy in which almost all deals of any significant size will have global regulatory implications. Take for example, Microsoft's pending acquisition of the Nokia handset business…
  • Apr 18

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing
    Many of the cases we study in my M&A course and in Corporations stem from the mid-1980s when the "bust-up deal" was the order of the day. It's often surprising to law students that a corporation might be "worth more...
  • Apr 17

    China's odd approach to merger regulation

    China's odd approach to merger regulation
    You may have already seen this story involving the Glencore/Xstrata merger. The merger of Glencore and Xstrata created the world’s fourth-largest mining company and largest commodities trader when it was finalized last year. But as a…
Rank this Week: 58

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Apr 21

    Successor Liability

    Successor Liability
    I'm on a bankruptcy email list that's lately had some interesting discussion of the liability of the new General Motors for torts caused by the old General Motors before bankruptcy but not known at the time to the victims. What...
  • Apr 17

    How Much Should Government Profit from Student Loans?

    How Much Should Government Profit from Student Loans?
    Slate’s Jordan Weissman has an interesting story on CBO’s projections for the profitability of the three main federal direct student lending programs. The projections are reasonably big -- about $15 billion per year, of which $12 billion…
  • Apr 16

    Paul Krugman Takes a Full-Time Position To Study Inequality

    Paul Krugman Takes a Full-Time Position To Study Inequality
    Paul Krugman is moving from Princeton to City University of New York to an inequality institute. Here is his announcement in his column "The Conscience of a Liberal": So, why am I doing this? It is in no sense a...
Rank this Week: 803

Boston College Legal Eagle

Boston College Legal Eagle

Features news and research updates from the legal information librarians at Boston College Law School.

http://bclegaleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Count Your Bitcoins!

    Count Your Bitcoins!
    Do you have any virtual currency in your wallet?  Treasury Notice 2014-12, titled Virtual Currency Guidance, was issued by the I.R.S. on April 14, 2014. The document is in the format of questions and answers; it provides background on…
  • Apr 11

    Legal Implications of the Heartbleed Bug

    Legal Implications of the Heartbleed Bug
    Reporting Requirements: State and federal law require reporting "data breaches" in many circumstances, particularly in the health care and banking arenas.  For example, HIPPA requires covered entities to provide notification for a…
  • Apr 9

    Working on a research paper?

    Working on a research paper?
    Here are a few basic tips for researching a paper:  1.  Use periodical indexes: These aren't as scary as they sound. When you search law review articles on Westlaw and Lexis, you're doing what's called a full-text search. This…
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The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare…

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog

Covers rare legal books. From the Boston College Law Library.

http://rarebookroom.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    New acquisitions: Sir Matthew Hale

    New acquisitions: Sir Matthew Hale
    We've added a couple of new volumes to our collection, both with works by Matthew Hale (1609-1676). Hale was an English jurist and writer largely known today for his insights on criminal law and, perhaps most notoriously, for expounding the…
  • Mar 31

    Tired of people sitting in your pew?

    Tired of people sitting in your pew?
    Buy it!  This document reflects the sale of a pew in the Salem Meeting House in October 1769.  In September of that same year, Reverend Thomas Barnard and the proprietors of the church gave power to five committee members (Nathaniel…
  • Mar 14

    Classroom visit to the Rare Book Room

    Classroom visit to the Rare Book Room
    On Monday, my colleague Mary Ann Neary brought her Bankruptcy Research students to the Rare Book Room to look at some historical materials related to bankruptcy, insolvency, and debtor-creditor relations.  Each student had an item that…
Rank this Week: 1792

Latin American Law Student…

Latin American Law Student Association

Boston College's Latin American Law Student Association (

http://bclalsa.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    LALSA Newsletter 2/3/2010

    LALSA Newsletter 2/3/2010
    Hey LALSA!Here’s a quick overview of what’s in our most recent email. Brought to you by LALSA:General Body Meeting / Spanish for Lawyers WorkshopLALSA T-Shirts are in!March is DIVERSITY MONTHRecruiting Latino Admitted StudentsLALSA…
  • Dec 14

    Fall 2009 Event

    Fall 2009 Event
    August 28-30: Students of Color RetreatSeptember 15: General Body Meeting and 1L ElectionsSeptember 22: HACU/HNIP Guest Speaker Elena Vivas-HouseSeptember 25: LALSA Social at Union StreetSeptember 30: Mentor-Mentee Kick-Off DinnerOctober 1:…
  • Apr 9

    2009 Diversity Programs / Career Fair

    2009 Diversity Programs / Career Fair
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*Bay Area Diversity Career Fair: The Hilton San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco, CARegistration Deadline: June 15, 2009…
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Corporate Law and Democracy

Corporate Law and Democracy

A repository of ideas, comments and papers on a range of issues related to corporate law and democracy. By Boston College Law School Professor Renee Jones.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue and I am quoted in…
  • Sep 19

    Bailout-palooza

    Bailout-palooza
    The federal goverment’s proposal for a bailout of the financial industry sounded somewhat familiar to me.  I remembered that I had blogged about a similar proposal about a year ago on Conglomerate.
  • Sep 17

    What a Difference a Year Make

    What a Difference a Year Make
    One year ago discussions surrounding corporate law policy were driven by the Sarbanes-Oxley ‘backlash.”  The Paulson Committee and others were warning about how excessive regulation and litigation would lead to the ruin of Wall Street. …
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