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Business & Corporate Law Faculty


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    David Abrams, Assistant Professor of Law, Business, and Public Policy

    David Abrams is an empirical economist whose work brings modern econometric techniques to bear on a variety of topics in law and economics.


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    Tom Baker, William Maul Measey Professor of Law and Health Sciences

    Tom Baker, a preeminent scholar in insurance law, explores insurance, risk, and responsibility using methods and perspectives drawn from economics, sociology, psychology, and history.


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    William Bratton, Deputy Dean and Nicholas F. Gallicchio Professor of Law; Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics

    William Bratton, internationally recognized as a leading writer on business law, brings an interdisciplinary perspective that encompasses corporate governance, corporate finance, accounting, corporate legal history, and comparative corporate law.


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    Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science; Director, Penn Program on Regulation

    Cary Coglianese specializes in the study of regulation and regulatory processes, with a particular emphasis on the empirical evaluation of alternative regulatory strategies and the role of conflict and cooperation in business-government relations.


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    Jill Fisch, Perry Golkin Professor of Law; Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics

    Jill Fisch is a nationally known scholar whose work focuses on the intersection of business and law, including the role of regulation and litigation in addressing limitations in the disciplinary power of the capital markets.


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    Jonathan Klick, Professor of Law

    Jonathan Klick’s work focuses on identifying the causal effects of laws and regulations on individual behavior using cutting-edge econometric tools.

  • imageMichael Knoll, Theodore K. Warner Professor of Law and Professor of Real Estate

    Michael Knoll is an insightful commentator on how income tax laws affect business and investment decisions and a creative proponent of how those laws could be redesigned.

     


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    Praveen Kosuri Practice Professor of Law; Director, Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic

    Praveen Kosuri applies an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to positively impact distressed communities in the Philadelphia area by helping to bring locally owned and operated enterprises back to them.

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  • imageMelanie McMenamin L’03, Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer, Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic

    Melanie McMenamin’s current scholarly interests include social entrepreneurship, “benefit” corporations and entrepreneurial lawyering.


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    Charles Mooney, Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Professor of Law

    Charles Mooney Jr. is a leading legal scholar in the fields of commercial law and bankruptcy law. His book (with S. Harris) Security Interests in Personal Property (Foundation Press, 4th ed. 2006) is a widely adopted text used in law schools around the U.S.


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    Edward Rock L’83, Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law

    Edward Rock writes widely on corporate law and corporate governance. In recent years, working with Marcel Kahan, he has written a series of award-winning articles on hedge funds, corporate voting, corporate federalism and mergers and acquisitions.


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    David Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law

    David Skeel, a well-known expert on bankruptcy, is the author of Icarus in the Boardroom (Oxford, 2005) and Debt’s Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America (Princeton, 2001), as well as numerous articles and other publications.


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    Michael Wachter, William B. Johnson Prof. of Law and Economics, Co-Director, Institute for Law & Economics

    Michael Wachter, a prominent cross-disciplinary scholar in law and economics, focuses his current research on topics of corporate law, corporate finance, and labor law and economics.


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    Christopher S. Yoo, John H. Chestnut Prof. of Law; Prof. of Communication; Prof. of Computer & Information Sci.; Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition

    Christopher Yoo, one of the nation’s leading authorities on law and technology, focuses his research on exploring how the principles of network engineering and the economics of imperfect competition can provide insights into the regulation of the Internet and other forms of electronic communications.

 

Related Fields

Anita Allen, Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy

Shyamkrishna Balganesh, Assistant Professor of Law

Chris Sanchirico, Samuel A. Blank Professor of Law, Business and Public Policy; Co-Director, Center for Tax Law and Policy

Michael Knoll, Theodore K. Warner Professor of Law & Professor of Real Estate; Co-Director, Center for Tax Law and Policy

Gideon Parchomovsky, Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor of Law

Reed Shuldiner, Alvin Snowiss Professor of Law; Co-Director, Center for Tax Law and Policy

 

In addition, we have a wide array of adjuncts and lecturers who are business leaders and are actively engaged in today’s business world.

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