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SLS Professor’s Article Ranked in Top 10 on the Social Science Research Network

September 26, 2013
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headshotSavannah Law School is proud to announce that Professor Judd Sneirson’s article “Beyond Profit: Rethinking Corporate Social Responsibility and Greenwashing After the BP Oil Disaster” has recently cracked the top 10 most downloaded papers on the Social Science Research Network in the corporate governance category. Professor Sneirson’s article, co-written by Miriam Cherry, was originally published in the Tulane Law Review and examines green marketing and corporate governance in light of the BP Oil disaster and identifies elements of each that encourage firms to engage only superficially in corporate social responsibility yet trumpet those efforts to eager consumers and investors. The Article then proposes reforms and protections designed to increase corporate social responsibility, root out greenwashing, and recognize liability for corporate social responsibility frauds on consumers and investors.

Professor Sneirson’s article can be found at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/topten/topTenResults.cfm?groupingId=1344875&netorjrnl=jrnl Professor Sneirson is an  Associate Professor teaching contracts, business organizations, an intellectual property survey, and a green business seminar. He is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Following a judicial clerkship in federal district court in New Jersey, he practiced at the New York law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher. He began his teaching career in 2000 and has held appointments at Willamette University, the University of Oregon, the University of Florida, and Hofstra University. Professor Sneirson’s scholarship focuses on corporate law fiduciary duties, particularly as they relate to sustainability, and has appeared in the Iowa Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, and the peer-reviewed Corporate Practice Commentator.