The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law provides a comprehensive overview of critical topics in fiduciary law and theory through chapters authored by leading scholars. The Handbook opens with surveys of the many fields of law in which fiduciary duties arise, including agency law, trust law, corporate law, pension law, bankruptcy law, family law, employment law, legal representation, health care, and international law. Drawing on these surveys, the Handbook offers a synthetic analysis of fiduciary law's key concepts and principles.
Chapters in the Handbook explore the defining features of fiduciary relationships, clarify the distinctive fiduciary duties that arise in these relationships, and identify the remedies available for breach of fiduciary duties. The volume also provides numerous comparative perspectives on fiduciary law from eminent legal historians and from scholars with deep expertise in a diverse array of the world's legal systems. Finally, the Handbook lays the groundwork for future research on fiduciary law and theory by highlighting cross-cutting themes, identifying persistent theoretical and practical challenges, and exploring how the field could be enriched through empirical analysis and interdisciplinary insights from economics, philosophy, and psychology.
Unparalleled in its breadth and depth of coverage, The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law represents an invaluable resource for practitioners, policymakers, scholars, and students in this essential field of law.
Evan J. Criddle is a Professor at William & Mary Law School. His books include Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes Authority (2016) (with Evan Fox-Decent), and Fiduciary Government (2018) (co-edited with Evan Fox-Decent, Andrew S. Gold, Sung Hui Kim, and Paul B. Miller). He has published articles on fiduciary law in leading academic journals, such as the Cornell Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Texas Law Review, and UCLA Law Review.
Paul B. Miller is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs as Notre Dame Law School. He previously held a permanent appointment at McGill University and has had visiting appointments at the University of Melbourne and Tel Aviv University. His books include Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law (2014) and Contract, Status, and Fiduciary Law (both edited with Andrew S. Gold) as well as Fiduciary Government (forthcoming 2018) (edited with Evan J. Criddle, Evan Fox-Decent, Andrew S. Gold, and Sung Hui Kim).
Robert H. Sitkoff is the John L. Gray Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. His work, which focuses on economic and empirical analysis of trusts, estates, and fiduciary administration, has been published in leading scholarly journals such as the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, and the Journal of Law and Economics. He is the surviving coauthor of Wills, Trusts, and Estates (10th ed. 2017), the most popular American coursebook on trusts and estates. He serves by gubernatorial appointment as a Uniform Law Commissioner from Massachusetts.