A Derivatives Market in Legal Academia

5 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2009 Last revised: 13 Mar 2009

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Paul H. Edelman

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Date Written: February 26, 2009


Building on the success of derivatives markets in the financial arena, I show how similar markets can be used to hedge risk in legal academia. Prudent use of these markets will generate cash, mitigate errors in hiring, and increase the academic prestige of law schools. In short, they can do for legal academia what they have already done to the financial world.

Suggested Citation

Edelman, Paul H., A Derivatives Market in Legal Academia (February 26, 2009). Green Bag, Vol. 12, 2009, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 09-07, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1349832

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