Private Ordering with Shareholder Bylaws

September 30, 2011

In this Article, we propose legal reforms to empower shareholders in public corporations. Currently,most shareholders participate in corporate governance in three ways: they vote, they sell, and they sue. We would expand the menu for shareholders in public corporations by enabling them to contract using shareholder bylaws. We contend that such private ordering will improve shareholder monitoring of managers and create laboratories of corporate governance that benefit the entire corporate governance system.

October 2011

No. 1