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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/
  • Aug 22

    HSR trips up Berkshire

    HSR trips up Berkshire
    Berkshire Hathaway reminds us that HSR can be tricky business. They just agreed to pay close to $900k in fines to settle a lawsuit from the DOJ in connection with a transaction in which Berkshire converted some notes before cashing...
  • Aug 19

    What's driving inversions?

    What's driving inversions?
    That question is still a bit of a mystery. Still no real answer, but like the SAT test we can start to eliminate the obviously wrong answers. From a paper by Ed Kleinbard, Competitiveness Has Nothing to Do With It...
  • Aug 15

    Market Basket and minutes of board meeting

    Market Basket and minutes of board meeting
    For those of you not from the Boston area, the whole Market Basket saga has not been a part of your summer. Around here, it's been a huge story. The ten cent version: Market Basket is a regional grocery chain...
Rank this Week: 108

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/
  • Aug 6

    New acquisition: a groundbreaking treatise on international law

    New acquisition: a groundbreaking treatise on international law
    This is a first edition of Emer de Vattel's groundbreaking work on international law, Le Droit de Gens (London, 1758). It was soon published in English as The Law of Nations in 1759-60, a publication that we also have in our…
  • Jul 28

    Best wishes to those sitting for the bar!

    Best wishes to those sitting for the bar!
    While browsing through our fabulous legal postcard and ephemera collection from Michael Hoeflich, I ran across several that mention being called to the bar. They inevitably involve a fun drinking pun. Folks just can't help it!So here's to the…
  • Jul 21

    New database for Appeals to the Privy Council

    New database for Appeals to the Privy Council
    A wonderful new resource for legal historians has recently been released online from two familiar faces at Boston College Law School: Sharon Hamby O'Connor, Professor Emerita, and Mary Sarah Bilder, Professor and Lee…
Rank this Week: 1669

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. …
Rank this Week: 2215

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/
  • Aug 21

    A Few More Special Topics in the Final Tax Whistleblower Regulation

    A Few More Special Topics in the Final Tax Whistleblower Regulation
    I’m posting again on the August IRS final regulations for tax whistleblowers, whose principal author is Melissa A. Jarboe of the Office of theAssociate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration). This could be a very boring post, because…
  • Aug 20

    Final Tax Whistleblower Regulations Were Recently Issued

    Final Tax Whistleblower Regulations Were Recently Issued
    I’m experiencing the thrill of influencing national policy--- something Law-and-Econ-Blogger Gamage is well acquainted with, since he worked on government health care regulations. It’s a modest thrill, though. The regulations for…
  • Aug 20

    Do preventive law enforcement methods increase type-I errors?

    Do preventive law enforcement methods increase type-I errors?
    I've recently been working on an article on preventive law enforcement methods. By preventive law enforcement methods, I mean any kind of pre-crime intervention that has the goal of preventing crime before it actually occurs. A good example…
Rank this Week: 4218

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/
  • Aug 15

    Class action lawsuit for right to counsel for children in removal proceeding

    Class action lawsuit for right to counsel for children in removal proceeding
    Last month, the American Immigration Council and the ACLU, along with other organizations, filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of children in removal proceedings who are unrepresented by counsel.  Each year, the government initiates…
  • Aug 8

    Domestic Workers Bill of Right

    Domestic Workers Bill of Right
    Massachusetts recently became one of a few states to adopt a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, Chapter 148 of the 2014 Acts.  This Act amends current Massachusetts law to provides additional protections to domestic workers in private…
  • Aug 7

    Definitive treatise How Arbitration Works now available online

    Definitive treatise How Arbitration Works now available online
    For nearly 60 years, Elkouri & Elkouri's How Arbitration Works has been the gold standard of treatises on arbitration law.  It discusses and cites to approximately 15,000 cases and arbitration awards, and features a table of…
Rank this Week: 4269

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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