Prof. Larry Hamermesh’s article, The Policy Foundations of Delaware Corporate Law, for the current issue of the Columbia Law Review, is available on SSRN here. The suggested citation according to the SSRN site is as follows: Hamermesh, Lawrence A., "The Policy Foundations of Delaware Corporate Law" . Columbia Law Review, Vol. 106, No. 7, November 2006.
Hat tip to Truth on the Market Blog for noting that the article has the distinction of being among the top 10 articles on corporate governance and corporate law downloaded from SSRN in the last 60 days. Congrats, Prof. Larry!
The article is a first-hand analysis of why Delaware’s corporate law predominates and how Delaware’s role interfaces with efforts of the federal government to increase its regulation of corporate governance. Of course, the article is much more than that, but I encourage you to click on the above link to enjoy the benefits for yourself of first-class scholarship.