Melanie B. Leslie

Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Dean; Dr. Samuel Belkin Professor of Law

55 Fifth Ave.

New York, NY 10003

United States

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Scholarly Papers (13)

1.

Trusting Trustees: Fiduciary Duties and the Limits of Default Rules

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 27 Apr 2005
Melanie B. Leslie
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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trusts, fiduciary duty, default rules, easterbrook-fischel

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Common Law, Common Sense: Fiduciary Standards and Trustee Identity

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 27, 2006, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 136
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 28 Oct 2005
Melanie B. Leslie
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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trust & estates, fiduciary duty

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The Wisdom of Crowds? Groupthink and Nonprofit Governance

Florida Law Review, Vol. 62, p. 1179, 2010, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 276
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 25 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2010
Melanie B. Leslie
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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self-dealing, duty of loyalty, social norms, behavioral science, conflict of interest

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Accidental Inheritance: Retirement Accounts and the Hidden Law of Succession

New York University Law Review, Vol. 89, 2014, Forthcoming, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 390
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 11 May 2013 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2014
Stewart E. Sterk and Melanie B. Leslie
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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retirement accounts, wills, estates, estate planning, probate

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The Myth of Testamentary Freedom

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 38, 1996
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 06 Nov 2019
Melanie B. Leslie
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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wills, testamentary intent, familial duty, signature, testamentary freedom

Helping Nonprofits Police Themselves: What Trust Law Can Teach Us About Conflicts of Interest

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 2, p. 551, 2010, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 304
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Jul 2010
Melanie B. Leslie
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Agency Costs, Monitoring, Groupthink, Boards, Conflicts of Interest, Fiduciary Duty, Duty of Loyalty, Self-Dealing, Nonprofit Corporations

Helping Nonprofits Police Themselves: What Trust Law Can Teach Us About Conflicts of Interest

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 2, 2010, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Oct 2019
Melanie B. Leslie
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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nonprofit boards, trust law, conflict of interest, fiduciaries, fiduciary duty, corporate law

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In Defense of the No Further Inquiry Rule: A Response to Professor Langbein

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 47, 2005, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 135
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 28 Oct 2005
Melanie B. Leslie
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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fiduciary, no-further-inquiry rule, trustees, Langbein

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Frustration of Intent in the Wealth Transmission Process

Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2014
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 01 May 2014
Melanie B. Leslie
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Wills, nonprobate, probate, revocable trusts, retirement accounts, beneficiary designations, testamentary intent, Testamentos, no-testamentario, testamentario, fideicomisos revocables, cuentas de pensiones, designación de herederos, intención testamentaria

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Revisiting the Revolution: Reintegrating the Wealth Transmission System

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 56, 2015, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 434
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 29 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2014
Melanie B. Leslie and Stewart E. Sterk
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Trusts, Estates, Probate, Wills

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Time to Sever the Dead Hand: Fisk University and the Cost of the CY PRES Doctrine

Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 31, 2012, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Sep 2019
Melanie B. Leslie
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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cy pres, charitable gifts, restrictions, Fisk, Uniform Trust Code

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Is Federalization of Charity Law All Bad? What States Can Learn from the Internal Revenue Code

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 67, No. 6, 2014, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 29 Oct 2019
Melanie B. Leslie
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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charity law, fiduciaries, non-distribution constraint, conflict of interest

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Liability for Increased Risk of Harm: A Lawyer's Response to Professor Shafer

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 22, 2001, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Sep 2019
Melanie B. Leslie
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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torts, toxic torts, causation

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Enforcing Family Promises: Reliance, Reciprocity, and Relational Contract

Posted: 04 Jun 2000
Melanie B. Leslie
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

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