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What does $300 million in attorneys' fees get you?

By Stefan Published: December 29, 2011

Some thoughts on that here.

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Larry Ribstein, Rest in Peace

By Stefan Published: December 25, 2011

Larry Ribstein, one of the truly great business law scholars, passed away yesterday.  I have posted some thoughts on his passing, as well as some relevant links here.

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Does globalization foster a race to the bottom or the top?

By Stefan Published: December 24, 2011

Some thoughts on that here.

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Dean Martin H. Belsky Elected Chair of ADL Region

By Diana Published: December 23, 2011

Martin H. Belsky's lifelong pursuit of justice and fair treatment for all will be advanced by his election to board chair of the Anti-Defamation League region that covers Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and the western half of Pennsylvania.

Belsky, dean of Akron Law, was handed the gavel on Dec. 1 at the annual meeting of the Ohio/Kentucky/Allegheny Region.

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Is it okay to call people names in blog posts?

By Stefan Published: December 22, 2011

Some thoughts on that here.

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How much does a law grad need to earn to be "economically viable"?

By Stefan Published: December 18, 2011

Some thoughts on that here.

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Is Law a Practice or a Subject?

By Brant Published: December 13, 2011

I've been hesitating to jump into all the recent discussions over whether law schools are doing a good job or not. I thought this opinion piece articulated some of the reasons I haven't quite known how to respond. What do you think? Is law a practice or a subject?

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Do outside directors keep CEOs accountable?

By Stefan Published: December 11, 2011

What does pluralism have to do with economics?

By Stefan Published: December 10, 2011

You can find some thoughts on that question here.

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Crime Statistics: Reductions in Crime, Geographic Distribution, and Circumstances of Theft

By Wilson Huhn Published: December 9, 2011

Crime rates have dropped dramatically over the last two decades.

All citations are to tables appended to FBI Crime in the United States.

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Why haven't more Occupy protesters turned to shareholder activism?

By Stefan Published: December 8, 2011

Hanna Chung has some thoughts on that question here.

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Did derivatives cause Lehman's collapse?

By Stefan Published: December 1, 2011