Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law
Anne Tucker, Professor of Law, researches corporate law, focusing on issues related to institutional investors and retirement investors. Tucker examines how pooled investments are regulated, but also on their power to achieve important personal and social ends such as retirement security and private funding for social entrepreneurship.
Her most recent work incorporates traditional empirical and data science methodologies. Professor Tucker’s current projects examine impact investing contract terms and cash flows, Index ESG funds, investment companies’ disclosures and text mining docket sheets to understand litigation pathways. Leading an interdisciplinary team, Tucker is text mining investment company (think mutual funds) disclosures in order to understand compliance with SEC regulations, investigate compliance, explore the informativeness of disclosures, build dynamic risk regulation models, and create predictive models of fund flow and performance. As a part of this multi-year project, Professor Tucker is collaboratively creating computational tools to unlock disclosure content using bespoke dictionaries, proprietary sentiment scoring frameworks, topic modeling, machine learning and rules-based analysis to analyze a decade’s worth of disclosures. Professor Tucker has published over 20 book chapters and articles including in journals such as Harvard Business Law Review, the Yale Law Journal: Forum, Journal of Corporate Law, and the Columbia Business Law Review.
Professor Tucker serves as the Faculty Director of the Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative (LAII) at the College of Law. Through the LAII, Professor Tucker teaches innovative courses on law and technology including the Applied Legal Analytics Lab, which is a part of the Legal Analytics Certificate. Past Applied Legal Analytics Lab projects have tackled employment litigation outcomes, magistrate judge influence in federal civil litigation, and state party compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Professor Tucker conducts onsite workshops and information audits for community legal partners, as well as engages in sponsored research through the Legal Analytics Lab in partnership with the at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business Institute for Insight. She has a secondary appointment with the Institute for Insight.