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J. Mark Ramseyer, Economizing Legal D-B8, 2 Berkeley Bus. L.J. 25 (2005).

Abstract: Implicitly extending Stigler (1977), William Klein proposes a lexicon of twenty-eight generic arguments for normative corporate law scholarship in Criteria for Good Laws of Business Association. He suggests that adopting the lexicon would enhance the efficiency and precision of legal debate. Workable? Hardly. Since when, after all, do we select our colleagues for their communicative efficiency or precision? Yet perhaps Criteria is not about communicative efficiency at all. Perhaps it is about content-and the vacuum at the heart of most legal scholarship-instead.