William J. Carney

Emory University School of Law

Professor of Law Emeritus

1221 Fairview Road, N.E.

Atlanta, GA 30322

United States

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Scholarly Papers (25)

The Costs of Being Public after Sarbanes-Oxley: The Irony of 'Going Private'

Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-4
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 24 Feb 2005
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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Sarbanes-Oxley, Securities, Corporation, Regulation

The Costs of Being Public after Sarbanes-Oxley: The Irony of 'Going Private'

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 55, p. 141, 2006, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-03
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 Apr 2006
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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Corporation, securities, disclosure, Sarbanes-Oxley, going private, regulation

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Limited Liability

Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, 1998
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Jan 1998
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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The Illusory Protections of the Poison Pill

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 17 Sep 2003
William J. Carney and Leonard A. Silverstein
Emory University School of Law and McKenna, Long & Aldridge, LLP
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takeover, takeover defenses, poison pill, hostile bid

The Illusory Protections of the Poison Pill

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Oct 2002
William J. Carney and Leonard A. Silverstein
Emory University School of Law and McKenna, Long & Aldridge, LLP
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rights plan, poison pill, takeover defense, dilution

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Roundtable Discussion: Corporate Governance

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Jul 2002
Emory University School of Law, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, University of Minnesota Law School, Colson Associates, Inc. and Harvard University - Harvard Law School
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Van Gorkom, Trans Union, Pritzker, Board of Directors, Caremark, Corporate Crime, Corporate Charity, Corporate Political Speech, Business Judgment Rule, Mergers, Takeovers

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The SEC's Misguided Climate Disclosure Rule Proposal

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 61, 2022, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 61, 2022, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2022-27, 41 Banking & Financial Services Policy Report 1, 2022, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 22-17, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 4256724
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Oct 2022 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2023
George Washington University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Emory University School of Law, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh - Katz School of Business, University of Delaware - John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School, Fordham University School of Law, University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business, George Washington University - Law School, University of Virginia School of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, University of Michigan Law School, Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Yale Law School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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SEC authority, climate disclosure, ESG, institutional investors, individual investors, information economics, government policy, financial markets, government power

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The Mystery of Delaware Law's Continuing Success

Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-17
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 10 Jul 2007
William J. Carney and George B. Shepherd
Emory University School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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corporation, federalism, Delaware, competition

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From Stakeholders to Stockholders: A View from Organizational Theory

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 21 Oct 1997
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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Lawyers, Ignorance, and the Dominance of Delaware Corporate Law

Harvard Business Law Review, Forthcoming, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-118, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 11-171
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 26 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2012
William J. Carney, George B. Shepherd and Joanna Shepherd
Emory University School of Law, Emory University School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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Delaware, incorporation, lawyers

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Vicarious Liability for Fraud on Securities Markets: Theory and Evidence

University of Illinois Law Review, 1992, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 18 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2012
Jennifer Arlen and William J. Carney
New York University School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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Appraising the Non-Existent: The Delaware Courts' Struggle with Control Premiums

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Jun 2003
William J. Carney and Mark Heimendinger
Emory University School of Law and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
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The Production of Corporate Law

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 01 Nov 1997
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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The Production of Corporate Law

Posted: 01 Aug 1998
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law

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Is the Second Amendment Outdated or Misinterpreted?

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 17 Oct 2022
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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homicide, gun, firearm, control, second, amendment

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The Randolph W. Thrower Symposium: Business Law: The Impact of Competition on Regulation - Introduction

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 Sep 2003
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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Regulation, Competition, Securities, Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Corporations

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Curricular Change in Legal Education

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper 20-15
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 07 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2020
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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Curricular Change in Legal Education

Posted: 08 Oct 2018
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law

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Legal Education, Curriculum, Finance, Research Institutions, Analysis of Education, Higher Education

Curricular Change in Legal Education

Posted: 28 Jul 2020
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law

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Will Choice of Corporate Law Become Trivial?

BALANCING OF INTERESTS: LIBER AMICORUM PETER HAY ZUM 70. GEBURTSTAG, Hans-Eric Rasmussen-Bonne, Richard Freer, Wolfgang Lüke, Wolfgang Weitnauer, eds., Verlag Recht und Wirtschaft GmbH, 2005, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-05
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 16 Dec 2005
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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Corporate law, conflict of laws, convergence of laws

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The Death of Appraisal Arbitrage: Ending Windfalls for Deal Dissenters

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 06 Nov 2018
William J. Carney and Keith Sharfman
Emory University School of Law and St. John's University School of Law
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The Background of Modern American Business Law

2017 J. Juris. 93
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 05 Jul 2017
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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Corporations, Equity, Fiduciaries, History

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The Exit Theory of Judicial Appraisal

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-0013 , Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2023
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 May 2021 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2023
William J. Carney and Keith Sharfman
Emory University School of Law and St. John's University School of Law
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corporate appraisal, valuation

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Appraisal in Delaware: Possible Improvement From the Bottom Up?

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Mar 2018
William J. Carney and Keith Sharfman
Emory University School of Law and St. John's University School of Law
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The Failure of Science and the Triumph of Politics: Global Warming

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 29 Mar 2022
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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global warming, climate, scientists, politics

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Organizing a Business Law Department Within a Law School

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Nov 2020
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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education, business law, organization, department

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Critical Racetheory: An Examination of One Exponent's Work

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Nov 2021
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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Larry Ribstein's Federalism Scholarship and the Unfinished Agenda

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-273
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2014
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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Larry Ribstein's Federalism Scholarship and the Unfinished Agenda

University of Illinois Law Review, p. 101, 2014, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-301
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2015
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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jurisdictional competition, choice of law, efficient law rational choice, bounded rationality, products without prices

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Has the United States Reached a Tipping Point?

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 May 2023
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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national, debt, inflation

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The SEC's False Premise for Emissions Disclosure Requirements

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Mar 2023
William J. Carney
Emory University School of Law
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