Denying Black Musicians Their Royalties Has a History Emerging Out of Slavery

Professors Olufunmilayo Arewa of Temple Beasley School of Law, and Matt Stahl of Western University examine racialized contracting and accounting in the recording industry. Their work traces the origins of industry-wide discriminatory practices back to the days when African American slaves were systematically oppressed, controlled, and denied their rights of ownership to any form of property, be it tangible or intangible.

The Compliance Monthly: The Government’s Prioritization of Information Over Sanction

As part of Temple Law’s Faculty Spring Colloquium Series, Professor Veronica Root Martinez presented her paper: The Government’s Prioritization of Information Over Sanction: Implications for Compliance. Professor Martinez teaches at Notre Dame Law School and is also the Director of the Program on Ethics, Compliance & Inclusion.

COVID-19: Rapid Legal Assessment

COVID-19 is the new virus this country has been preparing to take on for decades – and has, so far, failed miserably to stop. While peer countries have managed to get it under control, the United States faces rising cases and deaths. This has been, first and foremost, a failure of leadership and the implementation of an effective response.

Executive Private Misconduct

A file folder with the word "Private" on the front

In recent years, private misbehavior of corporate executives like Harvey Weinstein, Steve Wynn, Leslie Moonves, and Elon Musk has outraged many people around the world. Such misconduct – when made public – has frequently damaged the executives’ public reputations, diminished the value of their companies’ stock, and raised some serious legal and policy issues. Part of the challenge in dealing with misbehaving business executives is that the two bodies of law and regulation that govern much of American business – state corporate law and federal securities law – were largely designed to address the professional duties of executives and not their personal lives. Temple Law Professor Tom Lin proposes an original and workable roadmap for conceptualizing, navigating, and addressing executive private misconduct.