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The Jurisprudential Foundations of Corporate and Commercial Law

The Jurisprudential Foundations of Corporate and Commercial Law

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law

Alan Schwartz, Daniel A. Farber, Lewis A. Kornhauser, Richard Craswell, Robert E. Scott, Jody S. Kraus, Steven D. Walt
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  • Date Published: October 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521591577

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  • This collection brings together new essays by some of the most prominent scholars currently writing in commercial law theory. The essays address the foundations of efficiency analysis as the dominant theoretical paradigm in contemporary corporate and commercial law scholarship. The volume addresses such questions as: is moral theory irrelevant to efficiency analysis in these areas; if relevant, are morality and efficiency compatible? What is the best way of pursuing efficiency in corporate and commercial law? The volume reflects the most exciting work being done in contemporary legal theory. It will be of interest to professionals and students in law and philosophy of law.

    • Comprehensive and original essays by some of the most prominent scholars writing in commercial law theory
    • Focuses on the intersections between jurisprudence and commercial law
    • Presents a study of efficiency analysis, and a mix of historical, moral and methodological questions
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521591577
    • length: 254 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Karl Llewellyn and the origins of contract theory Alan Schwartz
    2. Economic efficiency and the ex ante perspective Daniel A. Farber
    3. Constrained optimization: corporate law and the maximization of social welfare Lewis A. Kornhauser
    4. Do trade customs exist? Richard Craswell
    5. The uniformity norm in commercial law: a comparative analysis of common law and code methodologies Robert E. Scott
    6. In defense of the incorporation strategy Jody S. Kraus and Steven D. Walt

  • Editors

    Jody S. Kraus, University of Virginia

    Steven D. Walt, University of Virginia


    Alan Schwartz, Daniel A. Farber, Lewis A. Kornhauser, Richard Craswell, Robert E. Scott, Jody S. Kraus, Steven D. Walt

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