On the Bookshelves

Recent Faculty Books

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jacket"Raising the Bar: The Emerging Legal Profession in East Asia" (Harvard University Press, 2004), edited by Professor William P. Alford '77, looks at efforts to recast and expand the legal profession in East Asia over the past two decades.


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jacketIn "Pay Without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation" (Harvard University Press, 2004), Professor Lucian A. Bebchuk LL.M. '80 S.J.D. '84 and Jesse M. Fried '92 demonstrate structural flaws in corporate governance, critique executive compensation and point the way to restoring corporate integrity and improving corporate performance. In "Shareholder Access to the Corporate Ballot" (Harvard University Press, 2004), edited by Bebchuk, contributors address a number of issues involving how much power shareholders should wield in publicly traded companies.


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jacketProfessor Alan Dershowitz argues in "Rights from Wrongs: The Origins of Human Rights in the Experience of Injustice" (Basic Books, 2004) that rights arise from particular experiences with injustice, rather than from religion, logic or law.


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jacketIn "The Dynamic Constitution: An Introduction to American Constitutional Law" (Cambridge University Press, 2004), Professor Richard H. Fallon introduces nonlawyers to the workings of American constitutional law and argues that the Constitution must serve as a dynamic document that adapts to the changing conditions inherent in human affairs.


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jacketIn "Promises to Keep: Technology, Law, and the Future of Entertainment" (Stanford University Press, 2004), Professor William Fisher III '82 proposes solutions for protecting copyright in a digital age.


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In their analysis, "The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach" (Oxford University Press, 2004), Professor Reinier Kraakman and his co-authors conclude that the main function of corporate law is to address conflicts of interest and that the various legal strategies employed to deal with these conflicts are surprisingly similar.

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In "International Finance: Law and Regulation" (Sweet & Maxwell, 2004), Professor Hal S. Scott looks at the law and regulation of offshore markets and the international aspects of major financial markets in the United States, the European Union, Japan and elsewhere.

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"Classics in Risk Management," co-edited by Professor W. Kip Viscusi and Ted Gayer (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2004), brings together key papers by leading scholars on the evaluation and performance of risk-regulation policies.


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