Lin (Lynn) Bai

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Lin (Lynn) Bai

Professor of Law, College of Law

427 College of Law Building


Areas of Interest: Corporate Law, Empirical Legal Methods, Property, Securities Regulation


Professor Bai joined the College of Law faculty in 2007, after a decade of working in the areas of corporate finance and securities law in New York and Hong Kong. She was a corporate lawyer with O’Melveny & Myers and an investment banker with Oppenheimer & Co.  She later joined the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission as a Senior Manager. 

Professor Bai’s research focuses on corporate and securities law. Her work appeared in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, NYU Journal of Law and Business, William & Mary Business Law Journal, Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, etc. Her article, The Uptick Rule of Short Sale Regulation – Can It Alleviate the Downward Pressure from Negative Earnings Shocks?, was cited by the SEC in its amendments to short sale regulations. Her article, There are Plaintiffs, and . . . There are Plaintiffs: An Empirical Analysis of Securities Class Action Settlements (co-authored with James D. Cox and Randall S. Thomas), was selected as one of the “Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2008” by Corporate Practice Commentator.


BA (equivalent), Beijing University
LLM, Pennsylvania State University, the Dickinson School of Law
JD, University of Texas at Austin 
PhD, Duke University

Courses Taught

  • Business Association
  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Contemporary Issues in Business Regulation
  • Property


  • 2024 Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching