New Legal Scholarship Network eJournal

September 9, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) Subject Matter eJournal – Fiduciary Law eJournal.

FIDUCIARY LAW eJOURNAL View Papers: Subscribe: Editor: Gordon Smith, Glen L. Farr Professor of Law, Brigham Young University – J. Reuben Clark Law School
Description: The Fiduciary Law eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts relating to fiduciary law in myriad private and public contexts. Fiduciary principles govern a remarkably broad and diverse set of relationships, offices, and institutions. They govern a wide array of professional relationships, including interactions between lawyers and clients, doctors and patients, and investment advisors and clients. They also underlie basic legal categories of relationship, including agency, trusts, and partnerships. They are the basis on which most private and public offices are held and executed. Not incidentally, they provide the core governance framework for the administration of private and public organizations, from corporations, charities, and hospitals to universities and school boards. Both U.S. political theory and international legal theory also share a rich tradition of employing fiduciary principles to explain and justify the exercise of state authority. Cutting across many varied fields of legal studies, the eJournal is designed to serve a cross-indexing function for legal scholars interested in fiduciary law, with the ultimate objective of stimulating communication and cross-fertilization. The eJournal welcomes a broad range of methodological approaches, including those drawn from economics, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology. Advisory Board CHRISTOPHER M. BRUNER William Donald Bain Family Professor of Corporate Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law PIERRE-HENRI CONAC Professor of Commercial and Company Law, University of Luxembourg, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) MATTHEW CONAGLEN Professor of Equity and Trusts, University of Sydney Faculty of Law EVAN J. CRIDDLE Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School SIMONE DEGELING Professor of Law, UNSW Australia – Faculty of Law DEBORAH DEMOTT David F. Cavers Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law LUCA ENRIQUES Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) TAMAR FRANKEL Michaels Faculty Research Scholar Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law ANDREW S. GOLD Bruce W. Nichols Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law CHRISTOPH KUMPAN Professor of Law, Attorney at Law (New York), Humboldt University of Berlin – Faculty of Law ROSEMARY TEELE LANGFORD Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Law School PAUL B. MILLER Associate Professor of Law, McGill University Faculty of Law IRIT SAMET Reader in Private Law, King’s College London, King’s College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law ROBERT H. SITKOFF John L. Gray Professor of Law, Harvard Law School LIONEL SMITH Sir William C. Macdonald Professor of Law, McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law, Professor of Private Law, King’s College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law JULIAN VELASCO Associate Professor of Law (with tenure), University of Notre Dame
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