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Cornell Law School Announces Appointment of
Lynn A. Stout as Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law

Dean Stewart J. Schwab announced that Lynn A. Stout will be joining the permanent Cornell Law School faculty as the Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law, the first endowed professorship in the Clarke Business Law Institute (BLI). The professorship is scheduled for approval by the Cornell Board of Trustees in the coming weeks. Professor Stout will work with a growing group of faculty and the Executive Director of the BLI, advancing the program to become a national and international institute for the study and practice of business law.

“We are delighted that Lynn Stout is joining our permanent faculty, as we continue to build a preeminent business law program,” said Dean Schwab.  “Professor Stout is internationally recognized as a leading corporate law scholar and public intellectual, as well as outstanding teacher. She will be great at getting students, faculty, and alumni engaged in our programs.”

Currently the Marc and Beth Goldberg Distinguished Visiting Professor at Cornell, Lynn Stout comes to Cornell Law School from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. She is internationally recognized for her expertise in corporate governance, securities regulation, financial derivatives, law and economics, and moral behavior. Her most recent book is Cultivating Conscience: How Good Laws Make Good People (Princeton University Press, 2011). Her next book is forthcoming this spring: The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations, and the Public (Berrett-Koehler 2012).

Professor Stout has also taught at Harvard Law School, NYU Law School, Georgetown University Law School, and the George Washington University National Law Center. She has served as a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.  She holds a B.A. and Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a J.D. from the Yale School of Law.