Areas of Interest
Corporate and Transactional Law
New faculty appointments
April 18, 2023
Harvard Law School expands the ranks of its faculty with four appointments.
Harvard Law expert J.S. Nelson says that Elon Musk and the tech industry risk gains when they engage in disreputable business practices.
Laurence Tribe reflects on Larkin v. Grendel’s Den, 40 years later
December 7, 2022
In this installment of "Cases in Brief," Laurence Tribe reflects on the landmark decision involving a popular Harvard Square bar denied a liquor license by the church next door.
The Ames Game
November 14, 2022
At the 2022 Ames Moot Court Competition, two teams battled over Article III judicial power and climate change.
‘Misunderstanding how the world works’
November 9, 2022
Harvard Law Professor Mark Roe says that Wall Street short-termism has gotten a bad rap.
Articles by Harvard Law faculty and alumni among top ten corporate and securities articles of 2021
June 22, 2022
Articles by four Harvard Law faculty were selected in an annual poll of corporate and securities law professors as three of the ten best corporate and securities articles of 2021.
Jared Ellias, a specialist in the study of corporate bankruptcies, joins the Harvard Law faculty
June 9, 2022
Jared Ellias, a bankruptcy law expert and corporate governance scholar, is joining Harvard Law School as a professor of law.
Subramanian, Barzuza, other Harvard Law affiliates recognized by Corporate Practice Commentator
May 6, 2021
Articles by Harvard Law Professor Guhan Subramanian, Visiting Professor Michal Barzuza and several HLS alumni were named the Top Corporate and Securities Articles of 2020.
Helping the financially vulnerable find stability
March 25, 2021
Last year, Harvard Law Professor Howell Jackson and students in his FinTech class worked with a national nonprofit to help the United Parcel Service create an emergency savings program for 90,000 of its nonunion workers.
More than 1,200 empirical studies apply an index developed by HLS Professors Bebchuk, Cohen and Ferrell
March 11, 2021
"What Matters in Corporate Governance," a 2009 study by Harvard Law Professors Lucian Bebchuk, Alma Cohen, and Allen Ferrell continues to have enormous influence on present-day research
Debating stakeholder capitalism
December 16, 2020
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis intensifying discussions about corporate purpose duties to stakeholders, the European Corporate Governance Institute and the London Business School Centre for Corporate Governance recently hosted a virtual debate on stakeholder capitalism between Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84 and London Business School Professor Alex Edmans.
It is one thing to find someone who combines stunning intellect, subject matter mastery, confidence and courage in his or her decision-making, but it is exceedingly rare to find one who possesses all those qualities together with a thoroughly genuine humbleness of spirit. But that is Robert Clark.
A study by Professor Lucian Bebchuk and Boston University Professor Scott Hirst, “Index Funds and the Future of Corporate Governance: Theory, Evidence, and Policy,” was selected in an annual poll of corporate and securities law professors as one of the ten best corporate and securities articles of 2019.
Easing the economic aftermath of a global pandemic
April 28, 2020
Mark Roe and John Coates recently spoke with Harvard Law Today about what could be done to lower the chances of a U.S. bankruptcy backlog and how other corporate governance challenges posed by the pandemic should be handled.
The European Corporate Governance Institute awarded its 2019 prize for best working paper in law to a paper by Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84.
What’s the Deal with Stock Buybacks?
February 19, 2019
Harvard Law Professor Jesse Fried ’92 first became interested in the use and misuse of repurchases as an Olin Fellow at HLS in the mid-1990s. He has recently co-written several articles on the topic, including “Are Buybacks Really Shortchanging Investment?” with Charles C.Y. Wang in the Harvard Business Review. Here, Fried offers perspective on a complex, and increasingly political, topic.