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Professor Roberta Romano

March 12, 2009

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Roberta Romano is the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Professor Romano teaches Business Organizations; Law and Finance; Law, Economics & Organization; and a Colloquium on Contemporary Issues in Law and Business. Professor Romano’s research has focused on state competition for corporate charters, the political economy of takeover regulation, shareholder litigation, institutional investor activism in corporate governance, and the regulation of financial instruments and securities markets.

In addition to writing many law review articles, Professor Romano has authored The Advantage of Competitive Federalism for Securities Regulation and The Genius of American Corporate Law and serves as the editor of Foundations of Corporate Law. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a research associate of the National Bureau for Economic Research, and a past President of the American Law and Economics Association. Professor Romano has a B.A. from The University of Rochester, an M.A. from The University of Chicago, and a J.D. from Yale. 


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