Corporate Law Center Director
Professor Barbara Black is the Charles Hartsock Professor of Law and the Director of the Corporate Law Center. Prior to joining the College of Law, she was a professor at Pace University School of Law, where she taught corporate and securities law. She was also 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 sponsored advocacy, education, and research efforts in the area of investor justice.
Her extensive professional experience includes visiting professorships at the University of Illinois School of Law, Vytautas Magnus University Law School (Lithuania), and New York Law School. She also 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.
Prior to beginning her academic career, Professor Black was in private practice at two law firms, Kaye Scholer Fierman Hays & Handler (New York) and Rogers & Wells (Washington, D.C.).
A prolific writer, she has authored numerous law review articles on securities arbitration, securities fraud, and RICO claims 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.