Acadmic Years 2014-Present

  • Henry Hansmann
    Office: 730 Jerome Greene Hall
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 212-854-3264  

    Henry Hansmann is the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law at the Yale Law School. He holds a JD (1974) and a PhD in Economics (1978), both from Yale. Hansmann’s scholarship has focused principally on the law and economics of organizational ownership and structure, and has dealt with all types of legal entities, both proprietary and nonprofit, private and public, domestic and foreign, ancient and modern. He is the author of The Ownership of Enterprise (Harvard University Press, 1996) and a co-author of The Anatomy of Corporate Law:  A Comparative and Functional Approach (3d edition, Oxford University Press, 2017).  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute, the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and a past President of the American Law and Economics Association.
  • Darius Palia
    Office: 849 Jerome Greene Hall
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 212-854-7223

    Darius Palia is an internationally renowned scholar in corporate governance and banking. He earned a PhD in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and he has been on the faculty of Princeton University, Columbia Business School, the University of Chicago, and UCLA. Dr. Palia has published extensively in the top law, finance, and economics academic journals and his work is very well cited by other scholars. He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is often quoted in newspaper articles and magazines. He continues to be invited to present his research to the faculty of top universities, at major academic meetings, and at the prestigious National Bureau of Economic Research conferences. He has worked as an expert in both federal and state courts. As Founding Director of the Financial Institutions Center, he organizes and participates in panels that include CEOs and other senior executives of financial institutions as well as senior regulators.

Academic Year 2013-2014

  • Jodie A. Kirshner
    Office: 637 Jerome Greene Hall
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 212-854-4121

    Jodie A. Kirshner is currently a visiting fellow at the Center for Contract and Economic Organization at Columbia Law School.  She has spent several years on the law faculty at Cambridge University, teaching U.S. and European Corporate Law, and International and European Corporate Bankruptcy Law. She served as the Deputy Director of the Cambridge LLM program, the Deputy Director of the Cambridge Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law, and as a fellow of Peterhouse College, Cambridge.

    Kirshner's research interests relate to globalization and the problem of regulating across borders.  She currently has grants from the Bank of International Settlements and the American Institute of Economic Research to support research on financial stability and financial regulation in India, and she is also finishing a book on the regulation of cross-border corporate bankruptcies.

    Earlier, Kirshner completed research fellowships at the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and the Cambridge Centre for Business Research as a Fulbright Scholar, the London Business School Centre for Corporate Governance, and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and graduate degrees from Columbia University in New York.  She is a fellow of the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank based in New York and Washington, D.C.

Fall 2010

  • Carsten Bienz 

Fall 2009

  • Jody Kraus

Fall 2008

  • Robert Cooter 

Spring 2008

  • Barry Adler 

Academic Year 2006-2007

  • Alan Schwartz 

Spring 2007

  • Bengt Holmstrom 

Fall 2006

  • Oliver Hart