Professor Stephen Bainbridge has provided a list of the most “over-studied” topics in corporate law. The good professor is not saying that the topics are unimportant; rather he suggests that they often receive more attention from academics than is warranted. An excerpt from his post follows:

 So here are some candidates, in no particular order.

*   Whether the corporation is a nexus of contracts
*   Corporate philanthropy
*   Corporate social responsibility
*   Predicting what Rawls or Dworkin would say about anything remotely related to corporate law
*   The Perlman v. Feldman suite of issues
*   The utility of rational actor models in the law and economics of corporate governance
*   Anything having to do with the Constitution and corporations
*   Insider trading? (Very important, of course, but written to death)
*   Executive compensation (ditto)
*   Agency costs (ditto)
*   Corporate takeovers (ditto, at least back in the day)
*   The race to the bottom
*   Fiduciary duty of directors in the vicinity of insolvency
*   A federal law of corporations
*   Corporate personhood