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Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc

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Vanderbilt Law Review is proud to announce the launch of its online companion, En Banc. In its first publication, En Banc presents a Response by Professor Randall S. Thomas to an Article by Professors Stephen Choi and Jill Fisch.

Public Pension Funds as Shareholder Activists: A Comment on Choi and Fisch

by Professor Randall S. Thomas

October 6, 2008

This Response critiques a recent Article on public pension fund shareholder activism by Stephen Choi and Jill Fisch. Choi and Fisch use the results of a survey of forty public pension funds as a basis for an empirical and normative analysis of public pension fund activism. Choi and Fisch’s survey evidence gives us some tantalizing glimpses inside the black box of public pension fund activism. At the end of the day though, we are still left with significant questions. This Response raises some of these questions, critiquing the representativeness of Choi and Fisch’s sample, their interpretation of the survey results on litigation and non-litigation activism, and the “right” place for public pension funds in the spectrum of shareholder activists.

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 4 (May 2008)

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 4 (May 2008)

ARTICLES

Scott D. Gerber, The Court, the Constitution, and the History of Ideas, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1067 (2008).

James R. Repetti, Democracy and Opportunity: A New Paradigm in Tax Equity, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1129 (2008).

Peter B. Rutledge, Arbitration and Article III, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1189 (2008).

NOTES

Gabriel Jacob Fleet, What’s in a Song? Copyright’s Unfair Treatment of Record Producers and Side Musicians, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1235 (2008).

Linda Katherine Leibfarth, Giving the Terminally Ill Their Due (Process): A Case for Expanded Access to Experimental Drugs Through the Political Process, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1281 (2008).

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 3 (April 2008)

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 3 (April 2008)

ARTICLES

Michael J. Gerhardt, Non-Judicial Precedent, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 713 (2008).

Clare Huntington, The Constitutional Dimension of Immigration Federalism, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 787 (2008).

Noah D. Zatz, Working at the Boundaries of Markets: Prison Labor and the Economic Dimension of Employment Relationships, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 857 (2008).

NOTES

Christyne E. Ferris, The Search for Due Process in Civil Commitment Hearings: How Procedural Realities Have Altered Substantive Standards, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 959 (2008).

Russell Fraker, Reformulating Outrage: A Critical Analysis of the Problematic Tort of IIED, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 983 (2008).

Nicholas Nugent, Toward a RFRA That Works, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1027 (2008).

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 2 (March 2008)

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 2 (March 2008)

ARTICLES

Randall S. Thomas, The Evolving Role of Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance and Corporate Litigation, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 299 (2008).

Stephen J. Choi & Jill E. Fisch, On Beyond CalPERS: Survey Evidence on the Developing Role of Public Pension Funds in Corporate Governance, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 315 (2008).

James D. Cox, Randall S. Thomas, Lynn Bai, There Are Plaintiffs and . . . There are Plaintiffs: An Empirical Analysis of Securities Class Action Settlements, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 355 (2008).

Kenneth B. Davis, Jr., The Forgotten Derivative Suit, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 387 (2008).

Jesse M. Fried, Hands-Off Options, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 453 (2008).

Jeffrey N. Gordon, Proxy Contests in an Era of Increasing Shareholder Power: Forget Issuer Proxy Access and Focus on E-Proxy, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 475 (2008).

Lyman Johnson, A Fresh Look at Director “Independence”: Mutual Fund Fee Litigation and Gartenberg at Twenty-Five, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 497 (2008).

Elliot J. Weiss, The Lead Plaintiff Provisions of the PSLRA After a Decade, or “Look What’s Happened to My Baby”, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 543 (2008).

NOTES

Leah Bressack, Small Claim Mass Fraud Actions: A Proposal for Aggregate Litigation Under RICO, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 579 (2008).

Sybil Louise Dunlop, Are an Empty Head and a Pure Heart Enough? Mens Rea Standards for Judge-Imposed Rule 11 Sanctions and Their Effects on Attorney Action, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 615 (2008).

Elizabeth C. Minogue, Increasing the Effectiveness of the Security Council’s Chapter VII Authority in the Current Situations Before the International Criminal Court, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 647 (2008).

Uta Oberdörster, Why Ratify? Lessons from Treaty Ratification Campaigns, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 681 (2008).

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 1 (January 2008)

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 1 (January 2008)

ARTICLES

Tracey E. George & Albert H. Yoon, Chief Judges: The Limits of Attitudinal Theory and Possible Paradox of Managerial Judging, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1 (2008).

Alex Stein, Constitutional Evidence Law, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 65 (2008).

Katrina Miriam Wyman, Is There a Moral Justification for Redressing Historical Injustices?, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 127 (2008).

ESSAY

Michael J. Saks & Jonathan J. Koehler, The Individualization Fallacy in Forensic Science Evidence, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 199 (2008).

NOTES

James Aaron George, Offender Profiling and Expert Testimony: Scientifically Valid or Glorified Results?, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2008).

Christopher D. Tomlinson, Changing the Rules of Establishment Clause Litigation: An Alternative to the Public Expression of Religion Act, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 261 (2008).

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 60, Number 6 (November 2007)

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 60, Number 6 (November 2007)

ARTICLES

Paul H. Robinson, Robert Kurzban and Owen D. Jones, The Origins of Shared Intuitions of Justice, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1633 (2007).

Richard Delgado, Rodrigo’s Corrido: Race, Postcolonial Theory, and U.S. Civil Rights, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1691 (2007).

Jason M. Solomon, Judging Plaintiffs, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1749 (2007).

NOTES

Anna Byrne, Special Project: Immigration

Anna Byrne, What is Extreme Cruelty? Judicial Review of Deportation Cancellation Decisions for Victims of Domestic Abuse, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1815 (2007).

Andrew David Kennedy, Expedited Injustice: The Problems Regarding the Current Law of Expedited Removal of Aggravated Felons, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1847 (2007).

Nicole Lerescu, Barring Too Much: An Argument in Favor of Interpreting the Immigration and Nationality Act Section 101(a)(42) to Include a Duress Exception, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1875 (2007).

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 60, Number 5 (October 2007)

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 60, Number 5 (October 2007)

ARTICLES

Chris Brummer, The Ties That Bind? Regionalism, Commercial Treaties, and the Future of Global Economic Integration, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1349 (2007).

Lawrence A. Cunningham, A Prescription to Retire the Rhetoric of “Principles-Based Systems” in Corporate Law, Securities Regulation, and Accounting, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1411 (2007).

Kim Forde-Mazrui, Ruling Out the Rule of Law, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1497 (2007).

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Trevor Cloak, The Digital Titanic: The Sinking of YouTube.com in the DMCA’s Safe Harbor, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1559 (2007).

William Carlos Spaht, Overcoming Another Tragedy in New Orleans: Rebuilding in the Wake of Kelo and Act No. 851, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1599 (2007).

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Announcing the Law Review Table of Contents Project

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I’m pleased to announce a new feature at Concurring Opinions – the Law Review Table of Contents Project. We have invited a number of the top law reviews to post the table of contents to their new issues and to provide links to the articles if they are posted on the law review’s website.

The goal of the Table of Contents Project is to provide you with a useful research tool. Finding out about the latest law review publications can be difficult. If you’re like me, you rarely read the physical issues of law reviews anymore; and you don’t have time to constantly keep checking each law review’s website to see if a new issue has been published. Now you don’t have to. Just keep reading Concurring Opinions, and information about the latest law review scholarship will be brought to you – all in one place!

Each journal’s tables of contents will be archived in two categories: (1) a category called Law Rev Contents – collecting all the law review table of contents postings; and (2) a category for each specific law review.

Participating law reviews thus far include:

* Boston College

* Chicago

* Columbia

* Cornell

* Duke

* Emory

* Fordham

* Georgetown

* GW

* Harvard

* Indiana

* Michigan

* Minnesota

* NYU

* Northwestern

* Notre Dame

* Southern California

* Stanford

* Texas

* UCLA

* Vanderbilt

* Virginia

* Washington University

* Yale

We still have a bunch of open invitations, so we anticipate that the number of participants will grow. Unfortunately, we cannot include all law reviews, as this will overwhelm the regular content of our blog.

We hope that you find this new feature to be helpful. We’re very excited about it here, as we believe that this will be of great use to keep you informed about new legal scholarship.