Thanks to Prof. Larry E. Ribstein of Ideoblog for pointing me to Brian Leiter's Law School Reports where I found the "Top Ten" Corporate & Securities Articles for 2005.
As a service to readers, I have tracked down online versions of all ten of the articles and linked to them below.
In alphabetical order by primary author, the articles are:
The Case for Increasing Shareholder Power, 118 Harv. L. Rev. 833-914 (2005), Lucian Arye Bebchuk (Harvard).
The New Dividend Puzzle, 93 Geo. L.J. 845-895 (2005), William W. Bratton (Georgetown).
Sacrificing Corporate Profits in the Public Interest, 80 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 733-869 (2005), Einer Elhauge (Harvard).
Corporate Officers and the Business Judgment Rule, 60 Bus. Law. 439-469 (2005), Lyman P.Q Johnson (Washington & Lee).
In the Shadow of Delaware? The Rise of Hostile Takeovers in Japan, 105 Colum. L. Rev. 2171-2216 (2005), Curtis J. Milhaupt (Columbia).
Are Partners Fiduciaries?, 2005 U. Ill. L. Rev. 209-251, Larry E. Ribstein (Illinois).
Delaware's Politics, 118 Harv. L. Rev. 2491-2543 (2005), Mark J. Roe (Harvard).
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Making of Quack Corporate Governance, 114 Yale L.J. 1521-1611 (2005), Roberta Romano (Yale).
Fixing Freezeouts, 115 Yale L.J. 2-70 (2005), Guhan Subramanian (Harvard). (n.b. Prof Subramanian is the Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business - yes that Joseph Flom.)
The Public and Private Faces of Derivative Lawsuits, 57 Vand. L. Rev. 1747-1793 (2004), Robert B. Thompson and Randall S. Thomas (Vanderbilt - both) (n.b. - the article is also for sale on Amazon.com here)
File Early, Then Free Ride: How Delaware Law (Mis)Shapes Shareholder Class Actions, 57 Vand. L. Rev. 1797-1881 (2004), Elliott J. Weiss (Arizona) and Lawrence J. White (NYU Business School).