Benjamin Means

University of South Carolina School of Law

Professor of Law

1525 Senate Street, Room 314

Columbia, SC 29208

United States

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SCHOLARLY PAPERS

20

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

Navigating the Uber Economy

49 U.C. Davis Law Review 1511 (2016)
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 22 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2016
Benjamin Means and Joseph Seiner
University of South Carolina School of Law and University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 1,059 (36,551)
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Uber, Lyft, employment law, corporate law, employee, independent contractor, on-demand economy, worker classification

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A Voice-Based Framework for Evaluating Claims of Minority Shareholder Oppression in the Close Corporation

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 97, 2009
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 16 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2023
Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 552 (86,835)

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Corporate Social Responsibility After Disaster

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 5, 2012, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-24
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 24 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2012
Susan S. Kuo and Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina - School of Law and University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 472 (105,192)
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disaster law, corporate social responsibility, vulnerability, social capital, agency costs, locally owned business

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A Contractual Approach to Shareholder Oppression Law

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 79, No. 3, 2010
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 15 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2011
Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 403 (126,575)

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corporate governance, shareholder oppression, contract, fiduciary duty, legal theory, corporate law, rational choice, behavioral economics

5.

The Contractual Foundation of Family-Business Law

75 Ohio State Law Journal 675 (2014)
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 08 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2014
Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 289 (181,407)

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Closely Held Businesses, Contract, Family-Business Law, Corporate Law

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Non-Market Values in Family Businesses

54 William and Mary Law Review 1185 (2013)
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 31 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 22 Aug 2013
Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 273 (192,276)

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family business, shareholder oppression, close corporation, relational contract, economic sociology

7.

Climate Change Compliance

107 Iowa L. Rev. (2022, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 01 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2022
Susan S. Kuo and Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina - School of Law and University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 185 (277,666)

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climate change, compliance, corporate governance, CSR, ESG, risk management, disaster law and policy

8.

Solving the 'King Lear Problem'

12 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2021)
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 19 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2021
Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 179 (285,866)

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family business, family firm, succession, King Lear, business associations, corporate governance

9.

Contractual Freedom and Family Business

Research Handbook on Partnerships, LLCs and Alternative Forms of Business Organizations (Robert W. Hillman and Mark Loewenstein eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2023
Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 157 (319,822)

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family business, contractual freedom, fiduciary duty, alternative entities

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The Prudential Third Party Standing of Family-Owned Corporations

162 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 151 (2014)., UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-1
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 11 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2015
Matthew I. Hall and Benjamin Means
University of Georgia School of Law and University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 143 (345,152)

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Standing, Justiciability, Article III, Family Business, Close Corporation, Third Party Standing, First Amendment, Free Exercise, Corporate Law, Affordable Care Act, Hobby Lobby, Conestoga

11.

Wealth Inequality and Family Businesses

65 Emory L.J. 937 (2016)
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 29 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2016
Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 138 (354,860)

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family businesses, wealth inequality, inherited wealth, nepotism

12.

A Corporate Law Rationale for Reparations

Boston College L. Rev., Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 21 May 2020 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2021
Susan S. Kuo and Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina - School of Law and University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 121 (392,091)

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Reparations, Corporate Law, Ethical Individualism, Legal Personhood

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Introduction to the Cambridge Handbook of Social Enterprise Law

THE CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE LAW (Benjamin Means & Joseph W. Yockey eds., 2018), U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-19
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 08 Nov 2018
Benjamin Means and Joseph W. Yockey
University of South Carolina School of Law and University of Iowa College of Law
Downloads 117 (404,317)

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Social Enterprise, Benefit Corporation, Public Benefit Corporation, Socially Conscious Investing, Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Entrepreneurship, CSR, corporate governance, choice of form

14.

Criminal Speech and the First Amendment

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 86, p. 501, 2002
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 16 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2008
Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 117 (401,797)

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First Amendment, Brandenburg, Speech Conduct Distinction, Symbolic Speech, Speech Act, Expressive Conduct

15.

Collective Coercion

57 B.C. L. Rev. 1599 (2016)
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 10 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2017
Susan S. Kuo and Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina - School of Law and University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 94 (468,219)

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coercion, collective action, tender offers, disaster buyouts, prisoner's dilemma

16.

The Value of Insider Control

60 William & Mary L. Rev. 891 (2019)
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2019
Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 85 (498,518)

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insider control, family business, dual-stock, stewardship

17.

The Political Economy of Corporate Exit

71 Vanderbilt L. Rev. 1293 (2018)
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 27 May 2018
Susan S. Kuo and Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina - School of Law and University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 82 (509,349)

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Exit and Voice; Corporate Political Activity; Mediating Institutions; Corporate Social Responsibility

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Foreword: A Lens for Law and Entrepreneurship

Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, Vol. 6, p. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Mar 2012
Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 70 (557,489)

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law and entrepreneurship, small business, innovation, metaphor

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The Vacuity of Wilkes

43 Western New England L. Rev. 433, 2011
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Apr 2012
Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 62 (593,549)

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shareholder oppression, fiduciary duty, relational contract, value pluralism, close corporation, corporate governance, reasonable expectations

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Forcing Climate Change Compliance

Harvard Environmental Law Review (2024 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 25 Oct 2023
Susan S. Kuo and Benjamin Means
University of South Carolina - School of Law and University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 36 (747,009)

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climate change, climate litigation, compliance, corporate governance, carbon majors, ESG