Fordham Law

Two Business Law Professors Recognized for Top 10 Articles of 2006

June 05, 2007

Two articles written by Fordham Law professors have been selected as among the Best Corporate and Securities Articles of 2006.

T.J. Maloney Professor in Business Law Jill E. Fisch was recognized for her article, "Do Institutions Matter? The Impact of the Lead Plaintiff Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act." Professor Richard Squire's article, "Law and the Rise of the Firm," was also selected as one of the top 10 articles of the year. The article citations are included below.

"Fordham Law has one of the top business law programs in the country," said William M. Treanor, Dean of Fordham Law. "This award recognizes the important work of two exciting and dedicated scholars on our faculty."

The articles were selected by law professors teaching in the area and will be published in the Corporate Practice Commentator, edited by Vanderbilt Law Professor Robert B. Thompson.

Professors Fisch and Squire said the fact that the honor was bestowed upon them by their peers added to its significance.

"It is gratifying to have my work recognized by colleagues in my field," Fisch said.

"It is a great honor to have my article associated with the work of scholars such as Professor Jill Fisch and other leaders in the corporate and securities law field," Squire said.

"I also am very excited that two of the articles on the top 10 list were written by members of our Fordham faculty.  Only a small handful of other law schools, such as Harvard, Columbia, Penn, and NYU, were represented as well as Fordham was," he said.

The articles by Fordham Law professors recognized are:

Choi, Stephen J., Jill E. Fisch  and A.C. Pritchard.  Do Institutions Matter?  The Impact of the Lead Plaintiff Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act.  83 Wash. U. L.Q. 869-905 (2005).

Hansmann, Henry, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire. Law and the Rise of the Firm. 119 Harv. L. Rev. 1333-1403 (2006). (Download from SSRN)

Full list of Top 10 Articles

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