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Dorothy S. Lund
- FACULTY DIRECTORY
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- FACULTY IN THE NEWS
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- CENTER FOR LAW, HISTORY AND CULTURE (CLHC)
- CENTER FOR TRANSNATIONAL LAW AND BUSINESS (CTLB)
- INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM INSTITUTE (IRI)
- PACIFIC CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY AND ETHICS
- SAKS INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH LAW, POLICY, AND ETHICS
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Dorothy Lund’s research focuses on corporate law, corporate governance, securities regulation, contracts, and mergers and acquisitions. Her research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Journal of Corporation Law, the Delaware Journal of Corporation Law and the Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance. Her op-eds and other writing have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal. Lund received a JD from Harvard Law School, where she was an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. She then clerked for Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr. of the Delaware Supreme Court and Judge Joel M. Flaum of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Before entering academia, Lund practiced corporate law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York.
Works in Progress
- "Corporate Crime and Punishment," University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 20-13 (with Natasha Sarin) - (SSRN)
Articles and Book Chapters
- "Corporate Finance for Social Good," 121 Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2021). - (SSRN)
- "Passive Investing and Corporate Governance: A Law and Economics Analysis," in Encyclopedia for Law and Economics, Adam Badawi, ed, (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2020). - (SSRN)
- "Toward a Mission Statement for Mutual Funds in Shareholder Litigation," 87 University of Chicago Law Review (forthcoming 2020) (with Sean J. Griffith). - (SSRN)
- "Conflicted Mutual Fund Voting in Corporate Law," 99 Boston University Law Review 1151 (2019) (with Sean J. Griffith). - (SSRN) - (Hein)
- "Nonvoting Shares and Efficient Corporate Governance," 71 Stanford Law Review 687 (2019). - (SSRN) - (Hein)
- "Sexual Harassment and Corporate Law," (with Daniel Jacob Hemel) 118 Columbia Law Review 1583 (2018) - (SSRN) - (www)
- “The Case Against Passive Shareholder Voting,” 43 Journal of Corporation Law 493 (2018) - (SSRN) - (Hein)
- “Lessons from SEC v. Citigroup: The Optimal Scope for Judicial Review of Agency Consent Decrees,” 15 Journal of Business & Securities Law 63 (2014). - (Hein) - (SSRN)
- "Time to Amend the Delaware Takeover Law," 39 Delaware Journal of Corporation Law 77 (2014) (with Stephen M. Shapiro). - (Hein)
- "A Competition Act by India, for India: The First Three Years of Enforcement," 5 Indian Journal of International Economic Law 59 (2012). - (Hein)
- "Federalizing Fiduciary Duty: The Altered Scope of Officer Fiduciary Duty Following Orderly Liquidation Under Dodd-Frank," 17 Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance 223 (2012). - (Hein)
- “Kiobel and Corporate Immunity Under the Alien Tort Statute,” 52 Harvard International Law Journal 209 (2011) (online comment). - (PDF)
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed criticizing Rudy Guiliani's handling of President Trump's post-election legal efforts. "Rudy was always an attention hog, taking credit for things he had nothing to do with," she wrote. "This time, as he himself has made clear, he has a great deal to do with everything that is slowing down the orderly transition of power, which is the hallmark of a democracy." The op-ed also appeared in The Joplin Globe.
Jonathan Barnett participated on a panel discussion on “How to Improve Data Methodology and Communication Around Patent Licensing,” Innovation Alliance Webinar.
Dorothy S. Lund
"Corporate Finance for Social Good," Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2021).
Thomas D. Lyon
"Adults' difficulties in identifying concealment among children interviewed with the putative confession instruction,” (with Jennifer Gongola, Jodi A. Quas, and Steven E. Clark) Applied Cognitive Psychology.