Florida State / College of Law / Law, Business and Economics / Shawn J. Bayern

Shawn J. Bayern, the Larry and Joyce Beltz Professor of Law, previously clerked for a federal court of appeals judge and at the U.S. Department of Justice. His research focuses on common-law issues, primarily in contracts, torts, and corporate law.

“My teaching in the business program focuses on small-business law. Larger corporations get more attention, but more lawyers work with partnerships and LLCs.  My recent casebook in the subject moves away from more formalistic legal doctrines, trying to help students see business realities.”

Recent publications:

Closely Held Organizations (Carolina Academic Press 2014)

A Formal System for Analyzing Conveyances of Property Under the Common Law, in Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications: Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (Radboud Winkels, editor) (IOS Press 2010)

The Expectation Interest and Its Discontents (with Mel Eisenberg), _ Mich. St. L. Rev._ (forthcoming 2013)

Against Certainty, 41 Hofstra L. Rev. 53 (2012)

False Efficiency and Missed Opportunities in Law and Economics, 86 Tul. L. Rev. 135 (2011)