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Roberta Romano

Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law (on leave, fall 2015)
Roberta Romano is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School and director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Her 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 securities markets and financial instruments and institutions. Professor Romano is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the European Corporate Governance Institute, a research associate of the National Bureau for Economic Research, a past President of the American Law and Economics Association and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies, and a past co-editor of the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. She has received the Yale Law Women teaching award three times and is the author of The Genius of American Corporate Law and The Advantage of Competitive Federalism for Securities Regulation, and series editor of the Foundations of Law reader series and editor of the volume in the series, Foundations of Corporate Law (2d ed.).

J.D., Yale, 1980
M.A., University of Chicago, 1975
B.A., University of Rochester, 1973

Courses Taught
Business Organizations
Applied Corporate Finance
Colloquium on Contemporary Issues in Law and Business