Robert J. Rhee

University of Florida Levin College of Law

John H. & Mary Lou Dasburg Professor of Law

P.O. Box 117625

Gainesville, FL 32611-7625

United States

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Scholarly Papers (48)

1.

Case Study of the Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Merger

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-21
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Public Crisis, Financial Crisis, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Ethics, 122(12)

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The Law School Firm

South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 63, p.1, 2011, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 242, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-36, NYLS Clinical Research Institute Paper No. 27/2013
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Bradley T. Borden and Robert J. Rhee
Brooklyn Law School and University of Florida Levin College of Law
Downloads 1,266 (31,337)

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Legal education, legal education reform, practical legal education, clinical legal education

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A Legal Theory of Shareholder Primacy

102 Minnesota Law Review, 2017 (Forthcoming), University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 17-20
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 23 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2017
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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shareholder primacy, shareholder profit maximization, shareholder wealth

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The Madoff Scandal, Market Regulatory Failure, and the Business Education of Lawyers

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-30, Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 35, 2010
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 21 May 2009 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Downloads 1,019 (42,811)
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Madoff, SEC, financial crisis, markopolos, legal education, law school education

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Essential Concepts of Business for Lawyers

ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS OF BUSINESS FOR LAWYERS, Aspen Publishers, Wolters, Kluwer Law & Business, 2012, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-34
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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accounting, finance, capital markets, business concepts

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Corporate Ethics, Agency, and the Theory of the Firm

Journal of Business and Technology Law, Vol. 3, 2008 , U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-2
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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corporate ethics, agency, profit maximization, ethical dilemma, theory of the firm, theory of agency, ethics, nexus of contracts, organizational behavior

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The Decline of Investment Banking: Preliminary Thoughts on the Evolution of the Industry 1996-2008

Journal of Business & Technology Law, Vol. 5, p. 75, 2010, University of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-13
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Apr 2010
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Downloads 503 (107,703)
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Financial Industry, Banking, Finance

The Tort Foundation of Duty of Care and Business Judgment

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 88, 2013, p. 1139+, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-27
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 08 May 2013 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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corporation law, tort law, fiduciary duty

The Tort Foundation of Duty of Care and Business Judgment

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 3, 2013
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 30 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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business judgment rule, fiduciary duty, duty of care

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Catastrophic Loss, Alternative Risk Transfer, and Terrorism Insurance

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-32
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 23 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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catastrophic loss, catastrophic risk, catastrophe, alternative risk transfer, insurance securitization, terrorism risk insurance act, insurance derivatives, terrorism risk insurance extension act, catastrophic terrorism, terrorism

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Terrorism Risk in a Post-9/11 Economy: The Convergence of Insurance, Capital Markets, and Government Action

Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 37, 2005
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 26 Apr 2006
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Terrorism, Terrorism Risk, Insurance, Insurance Securitization, Natural Catastrophe Securitization

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Catastrophic Risk and Governance after Hurricane Katrina: A Postscript to Terrorism Risk in a Post-9/11 Economy

Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 38, 2006
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 Apr 2006
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Katrina, Catastrophe, Catastrophic Risk, Flood Insurance, Catastrophe Insurance, Global Warming

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Fiduciary Exemption for Public Necessity: Shareholder Profit, Public Good, and the Hobson's Choice during a National Crisis

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 17, 2010, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper 2010-5
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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corporate governance, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, section 122(12), financial crisis, Bernanke, Paulson, Ken Lewis, market crash

13.

The Effect of Risk on Legal Valuation

University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 78, 2007
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 27 May 2006
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Legal Bargaining, Negotiation, Settlement, Valuation, Asset Pricing, Legal Risk

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A Price Theory of Legal Bargaining: An Inquiry into the Selection of Settlement and Trial Under Uncertainty

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 619-692, 2006, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-20
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 26 Apr 2006
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Downloads 334 (171,939)
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Bargaining, Settlement, Negotiation, Legal Bargaining, Pricing Legal Disputes, Settling Lawsuit, Legal Valuation, Asset Pricing, Expected Value, Risk in Settlement

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The Socratic Method and the Mathematical Heuristic of George Polya

St. John's Law Review, Vol. 81, Fall 2007, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-19
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Socratic Method, Geoge Polya, Teaching, Pedogogical Method, Pedogogy, Legal Analysis, Legal Problem Solving, Problem Solving

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A Principled Solution for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Claims

Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 36, 2004
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 26 Apr 2006
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

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A Production Theory of Pure Economic Loss

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 104, 2010, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-8
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 19 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Downloads 283 (204,627)

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pure economic loss, consequential economic loss, uncertainty, frank knight, uncertainty and profit, knightian uncertainty

18.

Why Credit Rating Agencies Exist

Economic Notes, Vol. 44, Issue 2, pp. 161-176, 2015 , University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 15-28
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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credit rating agencies, capital markets, investment regulation, credit analysis

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A Financial Economic Theory of Punitive Damages

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 111, 2012, pp. 1-56, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-5
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 03 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Downloads 232 (249,204)
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punitive damages, exxon shipping, Campbell, Gore, bp, deepwater horizon, Williams, Baker

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Tackling 'Arithmophobia': Teaching How to Read, Understand, and Analyze Financial Statements

Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, v. 14, 2013, p. 341, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-64, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 230
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
University of Tennessee College of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law and University of Florida Levin College of Law
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The Irrelevance of Delaware Corporate Law

48 Journal of Corporation Law 295 (2023) , University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 23-5
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2023
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Delaware corporation law, corporation law, Delaware efficiency, race to the top, race to the bottom

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Crisis, Rescue and Corporate Social Responsibility Under American Corporate Law

REFRAMING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: LESSONS FROM THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS, William Sun et al. eds., Emerald Group Publishing, UK, 2010, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-26
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 24 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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crisis, rescue, 122(12), bank of american, merrill lynch, fiduciary exemption

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Tort Arbitrage

Florida Law Review, Vol. 60, p.125, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-18
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 07 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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negligence, hand formula, legal bargaining, valuation, tort theory, negligence theory, strict liability, settlement

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ON ENTITYNESS AND TAKEOVERS: ACQUISITION VALUATION, THEORY OF THE FIRM, AND COASE'S ERROR

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 78, 2024, University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 01 Aug 2023 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2024
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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acquisition premium; takeover premium; Coasean firm; transaction cost; theory of firm; control premium; minority discount; acquisition valuation, theory of firm, Coase

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The Neoliberal Corporate Purpose of Dodge v. Ford and Shareholder Primacy: A Historical Context 1919-2019

28 Stan. J. L. Bus. & Fin. (2023), University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 23-9
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 30 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2023
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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shareholder primacy, dodge v. ford, neoliberalism, profit maximizationk

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Participation and Disintermediation in a Risk Society

Law and Recovery After Disaster: Hurricane Katrina, Chapter 7, at 103-126 (Robin Paul Malloy, ed., Ashgate Press, 2008), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-21
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 24 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Diaster, Disaster Relief, Financing Catastrophe, Catastrophe, Catastrophic Risk, Katrina, September 11, 9/11, public finance, flood insurance, catastrophe compensation, compensation fund, national flood insurance, securitization, insurance securitization, alternative risk transfer

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The Application of Finance Theory to Increased Risk Harms in Toxic Tort Litigation

Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 23, 2004
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 26 Apr 2006
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Toxic Tort, Increased Risk, Causation

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On Legal Education and Reform: One View Formed from Diverse Perspectives

Maryland Law Review, Vol. 70, p. 310, 2010, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-1
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Downloads 178 (317,825)

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legal education

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Probabilistic Causation in the Loss of Chance Doctrine: A Comment on Efficiency and Error Mitigation

Suffolk U. L. Rev. forthcoming, University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 22-28
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 May 2022 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2022
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Loss of chance, causation, probabilistic causation, probability analysis

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Bonding Limited Liability

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 51, 2010, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-29
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 16 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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limited liability, tort efficiency

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Loss of Chance, Probabilistic Cause, and Damage Calculations: The Error in Matsuyama v. Birnbaum and the Majority Rule of Damages in Many Jurisdictions More Generally

Suffolk University Law Review Online, Vol. 1, pp. 39-46, 2013, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-21
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Apr 2013
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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loss-of-chance, damages, medical malpractice

Deal Deconstructions, Case Studies, and Case Simulations: Toward Practice Readiness with New Pedagogies in Teaching Business and Transactional Law

American University Business Law Review, v. 3, 2014, p. 81, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-17, University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 15-43
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2015
Michelle M. Harner and Robert J. Rhee
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Deal Deconstructions, Case Studies, and Case Simulations: Toward Practice Readiness with New Pedagogies in Teaching Business and Transactional Law

American University Business Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, 81
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2018
Michelle M. Harner and Robert J. Rhee
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Florida Levin College of Law
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deal, business, business law, transactional law, negotiations, Langdellian

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A Liberal Theory of Fiduciary Law

25 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 451 (2023), University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 23-15
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 01 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2023
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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fiduciary law, fiduciary relationship, fiduciary duty

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On Duopoly and Compensation Games in the Credit Rating Industry

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 108, 2013, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-64
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 16 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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credit rating agencies, Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s, Fitch, Dodd-Frank, financial regulation

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Insurance for Acts of Terrorism

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 22 Aug 2008
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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terrorism, federal reinsurance, terrorism risk insurance act, catastrophic risk

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Follow the MBA Model

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 29 May 2007
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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legal education, law school curriculum, Socratic method, legal pedogogy, business school curriculum, legal education reform

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Probability, Policy and the Problem of Reference Class

International Journal of Evidence and Proof, Vol. 11, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-22
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 02 Jun 2007
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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probability, inductive probability, evidence, evidentiary assessment, reference class, weight of evidence, preponderance of evidence, gatecrasher, blue bus, keynesian probability

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Ethical Issues in Business and the Lawyer's Role

Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Vol. 12, No. 3, p. 37, 2011, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-35, Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-42
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2015
Robert J. Rhee, Carol Morgan, Tamar Frankel and Mark Fagan
University of Florida Levin College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, Boston University School of Law and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Business Law, Teaching, Ethics

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Corporate Short-Termism and Intertemporal Choice

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 96, 2018
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 16 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2018
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Short-Termism, Shareholder Activism, Hedge Funds

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Teaching LLCs Through a Problem-Based Approach

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 71, 2014, p. 489-, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-16, University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 15-37
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2015
Michelle M. Harner and Robert J. Rhee
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Business organizations, Business Associations (course)

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Employee Say-on-Pay: Monitoring and Legitimizing Executive Compensation

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 18 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Toward Procedural Optionality: Private Ordering of Public Adjudication

New York University Law Review, Vol. 84, 2009, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-28
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 06 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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procedural option, settlement, litigation, attorney fee, burden of proof, frivolous suits, optional law, coase theorem

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Intra-Firm Monitoring of Executive Compensation

69 Vanderbilt Law Review, 2016 (Forthcoming), University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 15-21
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 19 Oct 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act: Time to End the Corporate Welfare

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 736, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-63
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, TRIA, terrorism risk coverage, terrorism insurance

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The Political Economy of Corporate Law and Governance: American and Korean Rules under Different Endogenous Conditions and Forms of Capitalism

55 Wake Forest L. Rev. 101 (2020) , University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 20-25
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 09 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2020
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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comparative corporate law, Korean corporate law, shareholder primacy, chaebol, fiduciary duties, Accountable Capitalism Act

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DO AIS DREAM OF ELECTRIC BOARDS?

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 119, 2025
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 07 May 2024
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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artificial intelligence, ai, ai manager

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Incentivizing Credit Rating Agencies Under the Issuer Pay Model Through a Mandatory Compensation Competition

Banking & Financial Services Policy Report, Vol. 33, No. 4, April 2014, p. 11-20, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-23
Posted: 07 May 2014
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law

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bonds, risk, financial institutions, global capital markets, financial crisis

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Specialization in Law and Business: A Proposal for a J.D./'MBL' Curriculum

Chapman Law Review, vl. 17, 2013, p. 37-
Posted: 01 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2015
Robert J. Rhee
University of Florida Levin College of Law

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legal education, J.D./M.B.A., business training, training, law firm