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Barbara Black

Charles Hartsock Professor of Law and Director, Corporate Law Center


Education

BA, Barnard College
JD, Columbia University Law School

Areas of Interest

  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Regulation

Professor Black is the Charles Hartsock Professor of Law and the Director of the Corporate Law Center.  She has served as deputy director of the Association of American Law Schools, as well as vice dean and acting dean at Pace University School of Law.

A prolific writer, Professor Black has authored numerous law review articles on securities arbitration, securities fraud, and broker-dealer regulation that have been frequently cited, including by both the majority and dissenting opinions in the Supreme Court's opinion, Basic, Inc. v. Levinson, on fraud on the market. She is frequently quoted in the media on issues relating to securities arbitration and investors' rights. She has also written a treatise on corporate dividends and stock repurchases.

Prior to joining the College of Law, Professor Black was a professor at Pace University School of Law, where she taught corporate and securities law. She also was the founder and co-director of the Securities Arbitration Clinic, believed to be the first law school clinic to represent small investors in disputes with broker-dealers, and was co-director of the Pace Investor Rights Project, which sponsors advocacy, education, and research efforts in the area of investor justice. Her extensive academic experience also includes visiting professorships at the University of Illinois School of Law, Vytautas Magnus University Law School (Lithuania), and New York Law.

Professor Black was in private practice at two east coast law firms, Kaye Scholer Fierman Hays & Handler (New York) and Rogers & Wells (Washington, D.C.) before entering academia.

Publications

Books

Articles, Essays & Book Reviews

    • 2008 Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award
  • Corporations I
  • Corporations II
  • Securities Regulation