John Morley

Yale Law School

Associate Professor of Law

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520-8215

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (17)

1.

The Future of Financial Regulation

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 386
Number of pages: 158 Posted: 06 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2010
John Morley and Roberta Romano
Yale Law School and Yale Law School
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Why Law Firms Collapse

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 521
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 10 May 2019
John Morley
Yale Law School
Downloads 1,110 (18,001)

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Law firms, partnership, bank runs, organization

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The Separation of Funds and Managers: A Theory of Investment Fund Structure and Regulation

123 Yale Law Journal 1228 (2014), Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2013-04
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 29 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2014
John Morley
Yale Law School
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Mutual fund, private equity fund, hedge fund, investment fund, securities, organization, asset partitioning, exit rights, investment company

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A Regulatory Framework for Exchange-Traded Funds

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 91: 839-941, 2018
Number of pages: 104 Posted: 13 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2018
Henry T. C. Hu and John Morley
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and Yale Law School
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arbitrage, authorized participant, bitcoin, complexity/riskiness, disclosure & substantive regulation, ETF, discounts/premiums, externalities, financial innovation, financial portal, liquidity, market microstructure & stress, mutual fund, model & systemic risk, SEC, stock exchange, suitability

5.

The Common Law Corporation: The Power of the Trust in Anglo-American Business History

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 116, No. 8, 2016, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 573
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 25 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2017
John Morley
Yale Law School
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Theory of the Firm, History of the Corporation, Trust, Business Trust, Partnership, Joint Stock Company

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Taking Exit Rights Seriously: Why Governance and Fee Litigation Don’t Work in Mutual Funds

Yale Law Journal, Vol.120, pp. 84-142, 2010, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 403, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2010-06
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 04 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2012
John Morley and Quinn Curtis
Yale Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 564 (46,395)
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Mutual fund, exit, Jones, fee liability, investment company, directors

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An Empirical Study of Mutual Fund Excessive Fee Litigation: Do the Merits Matter?

Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 2014, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 04 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2016
Quinn Curtis and John Morley
University of Virginia School of Law and Yale Law School
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mutual funds, securities litigation, mutual fund fees, empirical legal studies

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New Special Study of the Securities Markets: Institutional Intermediaries

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 580
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 09 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2017
Allen Ferrell and John Morley
Harvard Law School and Yale Law School
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Institutional intermediaries, mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, credit rating agencies, brokers, dealers

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Collective Branding and the Origins of Investment Management Regulation: 1936-1942

Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2011-01, 6 Virginia Law and Business Review 341 (2012)
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 17 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 09 May 2013
John Morley
Yale Law School
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Mutual funds, investment company, corporate governance, investment management

10.

The Regulation of Mutual Fund Debt

Yale Journal on Regulation, Forthcoming, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2012-05
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 30 May 2012 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2012
John Morley
Yale Law School
Downloads 280 (106,052)
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Mutual Funds, Money Market Funds

11.

Too Big to Be Activist

Southern California Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 596
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 16 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 10 May 2019
John Morley
Yale Law School
Downloads 236 (126,623)

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securities regulation, corporate governance, investment funds, shareholder activism

12.

The Flawed Mechanics of Mutual Fund Fee Litigation

Yale Journal on Regulation, Forthcoming, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2014-09, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 495
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2014
Quinn Curtis and John Morley
University of Virginia School of Law and Yale Law School
Downloads 187 (157,918)

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Mutual Funds, Fee Litigation, 36(b), Securities Litigation

13.

Making Directed Trusts Work: The Uniform Directed Trust Act

44 ACTEC Law Journal 1 (2018, Forthcoming), Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 601, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 19-02
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 18 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 14 May 2019
John Morley and Robert H. Sitkoff
Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
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trust, directed trust, trust director, directed trustee, trust protector, trust adviser, fiduciary duty, willful misconduct, Uniform Directed Trust Act, co-trustees

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The New Uniform Directed Trust Act Paves the Way for Creative and Thoughtful Divided Trusteeship

52 Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning (Tina Portando, ed., 2018, Forthcoming) , Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 600
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 18 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2018
John Morley and Robert H. Sitkoff
Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
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trust, directed trust, trust director, directed trustee, trust protector, trust adviser, fiduciary duty, willful misconduct, Uniform Directed Trust Act, co-trustees

15.

California Supreme Court Amicus Brief of Professor John Morley in Heller Ehrman LLP v. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 590
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2018
John Morley
Yale Law School
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Why Do Investment Funds Have Special Securities Regulation?

A version of this article appears in RESEARCH HANDBOOK OF MUTUAL FUNDS (William Birdthistle & John Morley eds. 2018)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 May 2019
John Morley
Yale Law School
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Trust Law: Private Ordering and the Branching of American Trust Law

The Oxford Handbook of New Private Law (Andrew S. Gold, John C.P. Goldberg, Daniel B. Kelly, Emily L. Sherwin, and Henry E. Smith, eds., forthcoming)
Number of pages: 16
John Morley and Robert H. Sitkoff
Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
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private law, new private law, trust law, private ordering, donative trust, business trust, commercial trust, irrevocable trust, donative trust, freedom of contract, freedom of disposition, fiduciary