The event – named “Long vs. Short-term Investors in Corporate Governance” – gathered legal and business scholars to talk about the debate over whether short-term shareholders are a threat to the long-term interests of companies and the effect that short-term shareholders could have on the economy.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer cited two pieces of Notre Dame Law School Professor Mark P. McKenna’s work last week when he wrote the dissenting opinion in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, a case that examined the question of whether artistic features on clothing deserve copyright protection.
Leading intellectual property scholars will gather Friday at Notre Dame Law School for a roundtable on various dimensions of the scope of IP rights.
Featured Research: Remedies for Breach of Trust
Private and charitable trusts hold trillions of dollars in assets. Trustees manage, invest, and distribute these assets, subject to fiduciary duties, such as the duty of loyalty and prudence. But remedies for breach of trust, and their justifications are convoluted.Professor Dan Kelly in new research, Remedies for Breach of Trust, applies insights from optimal deterrence theory and the agency costs theory of trusts, and provides an economic framework for analyzing trust law remedies.