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Studying Corporate Law in an Uncertain Time


Yale Law School’s Center for the Study of Corporate Law Marks Its 10th Anniversary With a Full Agenda

As the financial markets tumbled and businesses across the country filed for bankruptcy, Yale Law School’s Center for the Study of Corporate Law was busier than ever this past year, hosting events to assemble some of the nation’s top corporate leaders, academicians, and financial experts to help make sense of the global financial crisis.

Yale Law School has had a long history of scholarship in corporate law, beginning in the 1800s with Simeon E. Baldwin who taught Constitutional and Mercantile Law and Corporations and Wills at Yale Law School from 1869–1919. But it wasn’t until 1999 that corporate law’s place at the Law School was formalized with the establishment of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law. As best can be determined, the Yale Center was the first corporate law center established in the United States, although such centers are now ubiquitous in American law schools.

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To learn more about Corporate Law at Yale Law School, visit the website for the Center for the Study of Corporate Law.