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Going Beyond the Four Corners: Reflections on Teaching Letters of Credit as a Subset of International Banking Law

James E. Byrne Read the full article 

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Doing the Numbers: The Numerical Lawyer and Transactional Law

Theresa A. Gabaldon Read the full article

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

Michelle M. Harner and Robert J. Rhee Read the full article

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M&A as One Component of A Business Planning Course

Lyman Johnson and Sean Leuba Read the full article

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The State of Lawyer Knowledge Under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct

George M. Cohen This Symposium Article examines the word “knowledge”  and its various interpretations under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.  The word appears in nearly every category of ethical rules, whether dealing with the lawyer-client relationship, the lawyer’s role as an advocate for the court, the lawyer’s responsibilities within law firms, and obligations to […]

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Business Lawyering in the Crowdfunding Era

Joan MacLeod Heminway Crowdfunding, an Internet-based financing method for businesses and projects has arisen as an effective tool to raise small business capital. Yet, as with other rapidly developing business innovations, practicing lawyers were secondary players in the development of business models for crowdfunding. This Symposium Article defines the era of crowdfunding and highlights a […]

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Non-Party Interests in Closing Opinion Letters

Heather Hughes This Symposium Article discusses third-party closing opinions as a central role of transactional lawyers in financial transactions. Third-party closing opinions are letters that attorney issue on behalf of their clients for the benefit of lenders or other parties who have some relationship to the transaction. This Article considers the scope of non-party interests […]

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D&O Insurance: A Primer

LAWRENCE J. TRAUTMAN KARA ALTENBAUMER-PRICE It is unquestioned in today’s business and litigation climate that corporate officers and directors face significant exposure based simply on their roles and titles, no matter how effectively, carefully, or in good faith their decisions are made.  Director and officer insurance, often called D&O, is designed to protect executives, outside […]

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The Chinese Independent Director Mechanism Under Changing Macro Political-Economic Settings

CHIEN-CHUNG LIN Observing the Chinese independent director mechanism—which was imported into corporate architecture in China beginning in 2001—always incurs confusion as well as conflicting opinions. In a legal context, how this newly-introduced mechanism can work within the dual-board structure as an effective addition to Chinese corporate governance has been at the center of debates among […]

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Who Captures the Rents from Unionization? Insights From Multiemployer Pension Plans

D. BRUCE JOHNSEN From 1945 to 2010 the proportion of private-sector workers covered by collective bargaining agreements declined from 36% to a once unthinkable 6.9%.  This decline raises the question of how well labor unions serve their rank and file.  This study addresses the economics of labor unions in an attempt to determine who captures […]

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