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Law & Business Faculty

Professor Randall Thomas

Randall Thomas , Director
John S. Beasley II Professor of Law and Business

Randall Thomas has earned a reputation as one of the most productive and thoughtful corporate and securities law scholars in the nation. His recent work addresses hedge fund shareholder activism, executive compensation, corporate voting, corporate litigation, shareholder voting, and mergers and acquisitions. He teaches Corporations, Securities Regulation, the Law and Business Seminar.


Full-Time Faculty

Rebecca Allensworth, Professor Rebecca AllensworthAssociate Professor of Law, studies antitrust implications of occupational licensing and other  professional self-regulation. Professor Margaret Blair Margaret Blair, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise, is an economist whose current research addresses the legal concept of corporate "personhood."
Professor James H. Cheek III James H. Cheek III, Professor of the Practice of Law, is a partner in the Nashville-based Bass Berry Sims and a nationally renowned securities expert. Professor Paul Edelman Paul Edelman, Professor of Mathematics and Professor of Law, is a distinguished mathematician whose work pertaining to the law includes judicial decision making, the electoral vote system, and corporations.
Professor Robert S. Reder Robert S. Reder, Professor of the Practice of Law, had over 33 years of in transactional practice as a partner of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy in New York. Professor Morgan Ricks Morgan Ricks, Assistant Professor of Law, studies financial regulation. He is a former senior policy advisor and financial restructuring expert at the U.S. Treasury Department.
Professor Amanda Rose Amanda Rose, Professor of Law, focuses on corporate and securities law and the institutional design of enforcement regimes. Professor Herwig Schlunk Herwig Schlunk, Professor of Law, focuses his scholarship on questions of corporate income taxation and individual income taxation.
Professor Jeffrey Schoenblum Jeffrey Schoenblum, Centennial Professor of Law, is one of the world's preeminent scholars and experts on international estate taxation and wealth transfers. Professor Yesha YadavYesha Yadav, Associate Professor of Law, studies financial and securities regulation, focusing on the response of regulatory policy to innovations in financial engineering, market microstructure and globalization.

Affiliated Faculty

Lawrence R. Ahern III , partner, Burr & Forman

Arshad Ahmed , co-founder, Elixir Capital Management

Richard S. Aldrich Jr. '75 , partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Mark Brody , partner, Seward & Kissel

Michael E. Collins , co-founder and of counsel, 2nd Generation Capital

Patricia Eastwood , senior corporate counsel, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation

Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III , Delaware Court of Chancery

Justice Randy J. Holland , Delaware Supreme Court

Abrar Hussain , co-founder, Elixir Capital Management

Judge Kent A. Jordan , U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Andrew Kaufman '74 , partner, Kirkland & Ellis (retired)

Suzanne Kessler , of counsel, Bone McAllester Norton

Francisco Müssnich , partner, Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão

William L. Norton III '82 , member, Boult Cummings Connors & Berry

Eli Richardson '92 , member, Bass Berry & Sims

Mark Schein '91 , chief compliance officer and senior vice president, York Capital

Paul T. Schnell , senior partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Justin Shuler , associate, Paul Weiss

Christoph Van der Elst , professor of business law, Financial Law Institute, Gent University