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Category: Issue 2

Note

Gender Parity: The Increasing Success and Subsequent Effect of ‘Anti-Male Bias’ Claims in Campus Sexual Assault Proceedings

Weiru Fang

Part I of this Note briefly discusses sexual assault and the legislative and legal history of Title IX. Part II of this Note provides an overview of “male bias” gender-discrimination suits and focuses in particular on the recent decisions by the Second Circuit and Sixth Circuit. In Part III, this Note explains the discrepancy behind…

Jan 2019

Note

Impersonal Personhood: Crafting a Coherent Theory of the Corporate Entity

Bryan P. Magee

Corporate legal personhood is a baffling and elusive concept. Are corporations persons and, if so, what does this mean?Ascribing the moniker of “person” to a corporation can conjure up the idea that a corporate entity is entitled to all the natural and legal rights that natural “personhood” entails. This, however, ignores that there are different…

Jan 2019

Note

Regulatory Takings and the Constitutionality of Commercial Rent Regulation in New York City

Henry R. Topper, Cornell Law School, J.D. 2019, hrt37@cornell.edu

In recent years, the plight of small businesses in New York City has become a contentious topic. Although the city and its current mayoral administration share a long-standing commitment to affordable housing, the city’s small businesses—an integral and defining feature of the urban landscape—have suffered immensely. In the past decade, local establishments have largely given…

Jan 2019

Article

The Puzzle of the Dignitary Torts

Kenneth S. Abraham & G. Edward White

In recent years, there has been much greater legal attention paid to aspects of dignity that have previously been ignored or treated with actual hostility, especially in constitutional law and public law generally. But private law also plays an important role. In particular, certain forms of tort liability are imposed in order to protect individual…

Jan 2019

Article

Activist Directors and Agency Costs: What Happens When an Activist Director Goes on the Board?

John C. Coffee, Jr., Robert J. Jackson, Jr., Joshua R. Mitts & Robert E. Bishop

We develop and apply a new and more rigorous methodology by which to measure and understand both informed trading and the agency costs of hedge fund activism. We use quantitative data to show a systematic relationship between the appointment of a hedge fund-nominated director to a corporate board and an increase in informed trading in…

Jan 2019

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