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Thomas R. Bruce Research Associate and Director, Legal Information Institute,Research Associate and Director, Legal Information Institute
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Contact Information

Cornell Law School
501 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-6550
Fax: (607) 255-7193
Email: trb2@cornell.edu

Professional Biography

Thomas R. Bruce is the co-founder and Director of the Legal Information Institute. Educated at Yale College and the Yale School of Drama, he had a decade-long career as a stage- and production manager for such organizations as the American Repertory Theater, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and Spoleto Festival USA, where he was Director of Special Technical Projects. After serving for five years as the Law School's Director of Educational Technologies, he became Co-Director of the LII at its founding in 1992, and sole Director in 2004. An Internet and Web pioneer, he developed the first Web browser for Microsoft Windows. He has served as a visiting fellow for the Center for Online Dispute Resolution at the University of Amherst, and as a Senior International Fellow of the University of Melbourne Law School. For more than a decade, he was the digital-projects consultant for the Harvard Law School Library, and has consulted on legal information projects on four continents. He has been an invited expert for the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and has testified before Congress on legal information modernization. In 2009, the American Bar Association Journal named him one of 50 innovators doing the most to change the American legal profession.

Education

B.A. 1975, Yale College
M.F.A. 1979, Yale School of Drama

CURRICULUM VITAE

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Watch Stout discuss The Shareholder Value Myth at the Clinton School of Public Service, University of Arkansas
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Watch "Working Capital: Creating Value for Business and Society," with Lynn Stout
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Media Coverage for Lynn Stout Distinguished Professor of Corporate & Business Law

Lynn Stout’s Position on “Rational Markets” Referenced in Opinion Piece on the Latest Nobel Laureates in Economics
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Time, Sep 25, 2013

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Washington Post, Sep 23, 2013

Washington Post Joins Lynn Stout and Others Who Question Shareholder Value
Forbes, Sep 17, 2013

Stout on Businesses Maximizing Shareholder Value
Washington Post, Sep 06, 2013

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Washington Post, Aug 27, 2013

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CBC News, Aug 22, 2013

Stout Comments on the B Corps Movement
The Guardian, Aug 15, 2013

Lynn Stout: The Shareholder Value Myth
BlogTalkRadio, Aug 09, 2013

Stout Comments on Why Yellen Should Run the Fed
Mother Jones, Aug 05, 2013

Stout Awarded "Governance Book of the Year"
Directors & Boards, Aug 01, 2013

Stout on the Shareholder Primacy Model in MBA Education
Financial Times, Jul 08, 2013

Are Shareholders Hurting American Business? Stout Comments
The Atlantic, Jun 24, 2013

Stout on How the "Shareholder Myth" Impacts Big Pharma
Philly.com, Jun 19, 2013

Stout on the Problem with Focusing on Shareholder Value
Marketplace, Jun 11, 2013

Stout: Corporate Governance Can't Fix Financial Sector
New York Times, May 30, 2013

Stout on Pay for Performance
Los Angeles Times, Apr 12, 2013

Stout Comments on Companies and Their Shareholders
Christian Science Monitor, Mar 18, 2013

David Johnston Cites Lynn Stout's Shareholder Value Myth
Columbia Journalism Review, Mar 15, 2013

Stout on Why Shareholder Value is Misunderstood
CBS, Feb 19, 2013

Stout Speaks on Shareholder Myth
Reuters, Dec 18, 2012

Stout's New Book on Shareholder Value Discussed in CFO
CFO, Dec 04, 2012

Stout to Speak at Clinton School of Public Service
Arkansas Online, Nov 30, 2012

Stout Discusses the Focus on Shareholder Value
Yale Insights, Nov 14, 2012

What's Wrong with Maximizing Shareholder Value?
The Guardian, Nov 8, 2012

Stout Comments on Principal-Agent Model of Corporate Governance
Harvard Business Review, Oct 18, 2012

Stout Makes Recommendations to Clinton Global Initiative
Huffington Post, Oct 04, 2012

Stout Participates in Clinton Global Initiative
TIME, Sep 26, 2012

Stout Challenges the Shareholder Value "Ideology"
US News & World Report, Sep 06, 2012

Stout on Concept of Maximizing Shareholder Value
Los Angeles Times, Sep 04, 2012

Stout Weighs in on European Tax on Financial Transactions
MSN Money, Jun 27, 2012

Stout On The Problem of Corporate Purpose
Brookings, Jun 25, 2012

Rajat Gupta's Last Card: Stout Comments
Forbes India, Jun 11, 2012

Lynn Stout on When Bankers Become Bettors
Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2012

Lynn Stout on Outlook for Yahoo
Bloomberg News, May 15, 2012

Lynn Stout Discusses JP Morgan Loss
NPR, May 14, 2012

Lynn Stout Speaks on How Wall Street Has Changed Since the Financial Crisis
PBS NewsHour, Apr 26, 2012

Lynn Stout Comments on Swap Dealers and Regulation
Bloomberg Businessweek, Apr 19, 2012

Lynn Stout Writes About The Social Investor
The Atlantic, Apr 05, 2012

Lynn Stout Weighs in on SEC Settlement with Citigroup
Reuters, Mar 16, 2012

Can Apple Investors Sue for a Dividend? Lynn Stout Weighs In
Forbes.com, Feb 20, 2012