Robert Anderson

Pepperdine University School of Law

Professor of Law

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90263

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (18)

1.

The Merger Agreement Myth

Cornell Law Review, Forthcoming, 7th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2012
Jeffrey Manns and Robert Anderson
George Washington University Law School and Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 987 (22,772)
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Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law

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Distinguishing Judges: An Empirical Ranking of Judicial Quality in the U.S. Court of Appeals

Missouri Law Review, Vol. 76, No. 315, 2010, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 16 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2013
Robert Anderson
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 641 (41,555)
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federal appellate judges, United States Court of Appeals, evaluation, judicial opinions, quality, citation study, ranking, judicial performance, Sonia Sotomayor

3.

The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 1, 2017, Forthcoming, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2016-25, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-25
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2016
Robert Anderson and Jeffrey Manns
Pepperdine University School of Law and George Washington University Law School
Downloads 593 (46,126)
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Mergers & Acquisitions, Empirical Legal Studies

4.

The High Cost of Lowering the Bar

32 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 307 (2019)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2019
Robert Anderson and Derek T. Muller
Pepperdine University School of Law and Pepperdine University - School of Law
Downloads 468 (62,189)

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Bar Exam, California, State Bar, Occupational Licensing, Attorney Discipline, Legal Education, Data

5.

The Delaware Delusion

North Carolina Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 24 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2015
Robert Anderson and Jeffrey Manns
Pepperdine University School of Law and George Washington University Law School
Downloads 302 (103,213)

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Corporate and Securities Law, Empirical Legal Studies

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The Long and Short of Corporate Governance

23 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 19 (2015), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 6
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2016
Robert Anderson
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 284 (110,314)

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corporate law, corporate governance, long term, short term, shareholder value

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The Delaware Trap: An Empirical Analysis of Incorporation Decisions

91 Southern California Law Review 657, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. # 2019/4
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 01 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2019
Robert Anderson
Pepperdine University School of Law
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Delaware, Corporation, Empirical, Race to the Top, Race to the Bottom

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A Property Theory of Corporate Law

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 17 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2019
Robert Anderson
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 150 (201,417)
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corporate law, corporations, law and economics, property law, shareholders

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Law, Fact, and Discretion in the Federal Courts: An Empirical Study

Utah Law Review, Vol. 2012, No. 1, 2012, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011/12
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 Apr 2011
Robert Anderson
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 135 (219,422)

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federal judiciary, trial courts, appellate courts, standard of review, reversal, empirical evidence, factual determinations, findings of fact, fact-finding, clear error

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Measuring Meta-Doctrine: An Empirical Assessment of Judicial Minimalism in the Supreme Court

Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. 32, No. 1045, 2009
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 02 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 08 May 2015
Robert Anderson
Pepperdine University School of Law
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Engineering Greater Efficiency in Mergers and Acquisitions

72 The Business Lawyer (Summer 2017), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2017-71, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-71
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 07 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2017
Jeffrey Manns and Robert Anderson
George Washington University Law School and Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 126 (231,537)

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Legal Drafting

12.

Boiling Down Boilerplate in M&A Agreements: A Response to Choi, Gulati, & Scott

67 Duke Law Journal Online 2019, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-6, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-6, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019/7
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 12 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2019
Robert Anderson and Jeffrey Manns
Pepperdine University School of Law and George Washington University Law School
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Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Empirical Legal Studies

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Ascertained in a Different Way: The Treaty Power at the Crossroads of Contract, Compact, and Constitution

69 George Washington Law Review, Vol 69, No.189, 2001
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 15 Jan 2008
Robert Anderson
Pepperdine University School of Law
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Treaty Power, Compact Clause, Constitution

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An Evolutionary Perspective on Contracting: Evidence from Poison Pills

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Sep 2019
Robert Anderson
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 49 (403,212)

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law and economics, incompete contracts, evolution, corporate law, transactions

15.

Employee Incentives and the Federal Securities Laws

University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 1195, 2003, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 05 Feb 2013
Robert Anderson
Pepperdine University School of Law
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employee, Securities and Exchange Commission, securities law, Exchange Act

16.

Teaching and Learning the Law of Boats

St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 55, No. 549, 2011, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Jan 2013
Robert Anderson
Pepperdine University School of Law
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admiralty, maritime, teaching, course instruction

17.

Re: Concept Release on Harmonization of Securities Offering Exemptions; File Number S7-08-19

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Oct 2019
Pepperdine University School of Law, Penn State Dickinson Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Institutions and Equilibrium in the United States Supreme Court

American Political Science Review, Vol. 101, No. 4, 2007
Posted: 02 Dec 2007
Robert Anderson and Alexander Tahk
Pepperdine University School of Law and University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Supreme Court, Coalition-Proof Equilibrium, Issue-by-Issue Median, Part-by-Part Voting