Robert Braucher Visiting Professor of Law
Michal Barzuza’s scholarship focuses on corporate law, governance and finance.
Her publications include Shareholder Value(s): Index Fund Activism and the New Millennial Corporate Governance” (with Quinn Curtis and David Webber) S. Cal. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2020), featured in ValueWalk. Long-Term Bias," (with Eric L. Talley) Colum. Bus. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2020) which was covered in the Wall Street Journal. What Happens in Nevada? Self-Selecting into Lax Law (with David C. Smith), 27 Review of Financial Studies 3593 (2014) which was covered in Reuters and Boardmember.com.
Barzuza was elected to the board of American Law & Economics Association, has been nominated Research member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), is serving as a CELS board member, and was nominated as a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Hebrew University. She has served as a board member of Southern Union Gas, a mid-size New York Stock Exchange company. She practiced corporate law at the Israeli law firm of Haim Zadok & Co., and was a summer associate at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood in New York.
Barzuza received her S.J.D. from Harvard Law School. Her dissertation won the John M. Olin Prize for Outstanding Paper in Law and Economics. Her MA in Economics from UVA, and her LLB and BA in Economics from Tel Aviv University where she was a Cegla Research Fellow in law and economics and an editor of the Tel Aviv University Law Review.