Lisa M. Fairfax

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics

Presidential Professor; Co-Director

3501 Sansom Street

University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

http://https://www.law.upenn.edu/faculty/fairfaxl

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

25

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

The Bottom Line on Board Diversity: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Business Rationales for Diversity on Corporate Boards

Wisconsin Law Review, p. 795, 2005, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2005-58
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 26 Oct 2005
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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corporations, corporate governance, directors, board diversity

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The Uneasy Case for the Inside Director

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 96, No. 127, 2010, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 538, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 538
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 19 Mar 2011
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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board of directors, corporate governance, independent directors, inside directors, directors fiduciary duty

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Spare the Rod, Spoil the Director? Revitalizing Directors' Fiduciary Duty Through Legal Liability

Houston Law Review, Vol. 42, pp. 393-456, 2005, U of Maryland Legal Studies Paper No. 2004-21
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 07 Oct 2004
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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directors, liability

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Shareholder Democracy on Trial: International Perspective on the Effectiveness of Increased Shareholder Power

Virginia Law & Business Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-33, Spring 2008, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-13
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Mar 2009
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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shareholder democracy, shareholders, corporate governance

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Some Reflections on the Diversity of Corporate Boards: Women, People of Color, and the Unique Issues Associated with Women of Color

St. John's Law Review, Vol. 79, p. 1105, 2005, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 921037
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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corporate boards, diversity

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Easier Said than Done? A Corporate Law Theory for Actualizing Social Responsibility Rhetoric

Florida Law Review, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp. 771-828, September 2007, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-39
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 01 Nov 2007
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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corporate responsibility

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Virtual Shareholder Meetings Reconsidered

Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 1367, 2010, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 539, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 539
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 21 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2011
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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corporate law, corporate governance, shareholder meetings, electronic shareholder meetings, virtual shareholder meetings, shareholder rights, Del. Gen. Code tit. 8 Section 211 (2)(b)

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Board Diversity Revisited: New Rationale, Same Old Story?

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 89, p. 854, 2011, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 554, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 554
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 26 Apr 2011
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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corporate boards, corporate governance, board diversity, board fiduciary duty

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'With Friends Like These...': Toward a More Efficacious Response to Affinity-Based Securities and Investment Fraud

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 36, p. 63, 2001, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 921074
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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securities fraud, investment fraud, affinity fraud

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Form Over Substance?: Officer Certification and the Promise of Enhanced Personal Accountability Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Rutgers Law Review, Vol. 55, p. 1, 2002, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 921069
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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personal accountability, securities fraud, Sarbanes-Oxley Act

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The Future of Shareholder Democracy

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 84, 2009, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-93, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-93
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Oct 2012
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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Future of Shareholder Democracy, Shareholder Democracy, Shareholders, Shareholders' Rights, E-Proxy, Shareholder Activism, Corporate Governance, Proxy Access, Voting Power, Federal Proxy System, Voting Right, Collective Action, Shareholder Competency, Special Interest Shareholders, Proxy Wars

12.

The Model Business Corporation Act at Sixty: Shareholders and Their Influence

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 74, No. 19, 2011, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 553, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 553
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Apr 2011
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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Model Business Corporation Act, corporate governance, corporate law, shareholder rights, shareholder activism, corporate boards

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The Thin Line between Love and Hate: Why Affinity-Based Securities and Investment Fraud Constitutes a Hate Crime

U C Davis Law Review, Vol. 36, p. 1073, 2003, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 921045
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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securities fraud, investment fraud, hate crime

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Achieving the Double Bottom Line: A Framework for Corporate Seeking to Delivery Profits and Public Services

Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance, Vol. 9, p. 199, 2004, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 921042
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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double bottom line, corporations, for-profit corporations

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Doing Well While Doing Good: Reassessing the Scope of Directors' Fiduciary Obligations in For-Profit Corporations with Non-Shareholder Beneficiaries

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 409, 2002, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 921072
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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fiduciary obligation, corporations

16.

Stakeholderism, Corporate Purpose, and Credible Commitment

108 Va. L. Rev. 1163 (2022), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 22-26
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 08 Jul 2022 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2022
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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Corporate governance, purpose, shareholder primacy, stakeholders, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, CSR, environmental, social, & governance, ESG, norms, credible commitment

17.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act as Confirmation of Recent Trends in Director and Officer Fiduciary Obligations

St. John's Law Review, Vol. 76, p. 953, 2002, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 921061
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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Sarbanes-Oxley Act, fiduciary duty, corporate responsibility

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Making the Corporation Safe for Shareholder Democracy

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 69, No. 53-107, 2008, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-91, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-91
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 13 Oct 2012
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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shareholders, voting power, corporate governance, stakeholders

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Sarbanes-Oxley, Corporate Federalism, and the Declining Significance of Federal Reforms on State Director Independence Standards

Ohio Northern University Law Review, Vol. 31, p. 381, 2005, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 921036
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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Sarbanes-Oxley Act, federalism, corporate law

20.

The Legal Origins Theory in Crisis

2009 Brigham Young University Law Review, 1571-1617 (2009), GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-94, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-94
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Oct 2012
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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Legal Origins Theory, Legal Origins, LLSV, Financial Crisis, Recession, TARP, Economic Reinvestment, Federal Reserve, Automaker, Bailout, Over-Reliance, Judicial Review, Ideology, Common Law Tradition, Common Law Country, Common Law Countries, Civil Law Tradition, Civil Law Country

21.

Government Governance and the Need to Reconcile Government Regulation with Board Fiduciary Duties

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 95, pp. 1692-1732, 2011, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-89, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-89
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Oct 2012
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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Government Governance, Government Regulation, Board Fiduciary Duties, Delaware Corporate Law, Corporate Law, Delaware Law, Board of Directors, Fiduciary Duties, Fiduciary Duty, Financial Crisis, Director Responsibility, Government's Role in Governance, Golden Parachute, Incentive Awards, Clawbacks

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Clogs in the Pipeline: The Mixed Data on Women Directors and Continued Barriers to Their Advancement

Maryland Law Review, Vol. 65, No. 579-624, 2006, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-90, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-90
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Oct 2012
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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Women directors, corporate governance, barriers to advancement, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, fortune 100, corporate boards, empirical study, data, advancement of women

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When You Wish Upon a Star: Explaining the Cautious Growth of Royalty-Backed Securitization

1999 Columbia Business Law Review 441 (1999), GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-92, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-92
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Oct 2012
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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securitization, royalties, copyright

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The Silent Resurrection of Plessy: The Supreme Court's Acquiescence in the Resegregation of America's Schools

Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, Vol. 9, 1-57, 1999, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-88, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-88
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 13 Oct 2012
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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race relations, segregation, education

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Racial Rhetoric or Reality? Cautious Optimism on the Link Between Corporate #BLM Speech and Behavior

2022 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 118 (2022), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 22-35
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 20 Sep 2022
Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
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Corporate governance, board diversity, racial equality, discrimination, Black Lives Matter movement, BLM, empirical legal studies, diversity, equity & inclusion, DEI