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Lyman Paul Quentin Johnson
 
B.A., J.D.
Robert O. Bentley Professor of Law
 
 
B.A. 1973, Carleton College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; J.D. 1978, University of Minnesota, magna cum laude; admitted to practice in Minnesota; associate, then partner, Stacker & Ravich (subsequently Robins, Ciresi & Kaplan), Minneapolis, 1978-84; Visiting Professor, William Mitchell College of Law, 1984-85; Assistant Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 1985-89; Associate Professor of Law, 1989-92; Professor of Law, 1992-95; Robert O. Bentley Professor of Law, 1995-.
 

E-mail  johnsonlp@wlu.edu

Phone  (540) 458-8515

Courses

Corporate Law; Business Planning; Corporate Finance; Securities Regulation.

Publications

SSRN Publications

Recalling Why Corporate Officers are Fiduciaries, 46 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1597 (2005)(with David Millon), available at Lexis; Westlaw.

Corporate Officers and the Business Judgement Rule, 60 Bus. Law. 439 (2005), available at Westlaw.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Fiduciary Duties, 30 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 1149 (2004) (with Mark A. Sides) (Symposium: Corporate Governance and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act), available at Lexis; Westlaw.

After Enron: Remembering Loyalty Discourse in Corporate Law, 28 Del. J. Corp. L. 27 (2003), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

Reclaiming an Ethic of Corporate Responsibility, 70 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 957 (2002) (Symposium: Corporate Irresponsibility: America's Newest Export?), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

The Social Responsibility of Corporate Law Professors, 76 Tul. L. Rev. 1483 (2002) (Socio-Economics and Corporate Law Symposium: The New Corporate Social Responsibility), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

Corporate and Business Law, 35 U. Rich. L. Rev. 499 (2001) (Annual Survey of Virginia Law), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

Does Loyalty Still Matter?, 2 W&L Law: Wash. & Lee U. Sch. L. Mag., Fall 2001, at 10.

The Modest Business Judgment Rule, 55 Bus. Law. 625 (2000), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

Misunderstanding Director Duties: The Strange Case of Virginia, 56 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1127 (1999), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

Rethinking Judicial Review of Director Care, 24 Del. J. Corp. L. 787 (1999), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

Corporate Takeovers and Corporate Law: Who's in Control?, 61 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1177 (1993) (Symposium: The American Law Institute's Principles of Corporate Governance) (with David Millon), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

For the Civil Practitioner: Review of Fourth Circuit Opinions in Civil Cases Decided November 1, 1991 Through December 31, 1992: XI - Securities Regulation, 50 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 239 (1993) (The Fourth Circuit Review), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

New Approaches to Corporate Law, 50 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1713 (1993) (Symposium: New Directions in Corporate Law), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

Individual and Collective Sovereignty in the Corporate Enterprise, 92 Colum. L. Rev. 2215 (1992) (reviewing Frank H. Easterbrook & Daniel R. Fischel, The Economic Structure of Corporate Law (1991) and Robert N. Bellah et al., The Good Society (1991)), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

Making (Corporate) Law in a Skeptical World, 49 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 161 (1992) (Contemporary Challenges to Judging: History, Politics, Values (Symposium Part 1)), available at Hein-Online; Westlaw, reprinted in 34 Corp. Prac. Commentator 367 (1992).

Securities Fraud and the Mirage of Repose, 1992 Wis. L. Rev. 607, available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw, reprinted in 25 Sec. L. Rev. 281 (1993).

Sovereignty Over Corporate Stock, 16 Del. J. Corp. L. 485 (1991), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

The Case Beyond Time, 45 Bus. Law. 2105 (1990) (with David Millon), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

The Delaware Judiciary and the Meaning of Corporate Life and Corporate Law, 68 Tex. L. Rev. 865 (1990), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

Does the Williams Act Preempt State Common Law in Hostile Takeovers?, 16 Sec. Reg. L.J. 339 (1989) (with David Millon).

Misreading the Williams Act, 87 Mich. L. Rev. 1862 (1989) (with David Millon), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw, reprinted in 33 Corp. Prac. Commentator 221 (1991).

Missing the Point About State Takeover Statutes, 87 Mich. L. Rev. 846 (1989) (with David Millon), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw, reprinted in 31 Corp. Prac. Commentator 581 (1990).

The Reincarnation of Rule 152: False Hope on the Integration Front, 46 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 539 (1989) (Annual Review of Securities and Commodities Law) (with Steve Patterson), available at Hein-Online; Westlaw.

The Eventual Clash Between Judicial and Legislative Notions of Target Management Conduct, 14 J. Corp. L. 35 (1988), available at Westlaw.

The Financially Distressed Real Estate Partnership, in Third Annual Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice III-1 (1988) (with James Frenzel).

State Takeover Statutes: Constitutionality, Community, and Heresy, 45 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1051 (1988) (Annual Review of Securities and Commodities Law), available at Hein-Online.

State Takeover Statutes: The Race to Where? in Hostile Takeovers - 1988 Upper Midwest Update.

Corporate Takeovers and Corporations: Who are They For?, 43 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 781 (1986) (Annual Review of Securities and Commodities Law), available at Hein-Online.

Minnesota's Control Share Acquisition Statute and the Need for New Judicial Analysis of State Takeover Legislation, 12 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 183 (1986).

           

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