Christopher Bruner, ‘What Is the Domain of Corporate Law?’

… The article first explores the general challenges faced in any project of legal taxonomy, focusing on the inherent tension between internal and external views of law and the dynamic relationship between legal doctrine and social context. Through that lens, the analysis turns to extant modes of defining corporate law as a field – including frameworks emphasizing core constituencies, core features, and core theories, respectively – as well as our increasing resort to the related though distinct ‘corporate governance’ concept. In light of the strengths and limitations of these frameworks, the article ultimately turns to contextual and historical dynamics that foreclose a single stable conception of corporate law’s domain across all places and times …

Bruner, Christopher M, What Is the Domain of Corporate Law? (December 31, 2018).

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