U.S. Business Law Academy
Columbia Law School Clinical Professor of Law; Director of Clinical Education
Week 1, July 10-14: Introduction to U.S. Legal Institutions
Alexandra Carter is the director of the Edson Queiroz Foundation Mediation Program, director of Clinical Programs, and a Clinical Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Carter won the Jane Marks Murphy Prize for clinical advocacy while a student at Columbia Law School and has become a strong advocate of mediation as a valuable tool for many kinds of legal challenges. Through the New York Peace Institute, a nonprofit that specializes in mediation, Carter has served as a mediator. She has also supervised student mediations in court-related programs at New York City Civil Court and Harlem Small Claims Court.
Penn Law Theodore K. Warner Professor of Law & Professor of Real Estate; Co-Director, Center for Tax Law and Policy; Deputy Dean
Week 2, July 17-21: Deals: An Introduction to the Law and Economics of Transactions
Michael Knoll is an insightful commentator on how income tax laws affect business and investment decisions and a creative proponent of how those laws could be redesigned. Much of his recent research involves the application of finance principles to questions of international tax policy, especially the connection between taxation and competitiveness. Professor Knoll’s recent research includes writings on sovereign wealth funds, private equity, international tax arbitrage, and the impact of the corporate income tax on the competitiveness of the U.S. auto industry.
Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Columbia Law School Professor of Law; Director, Program on Corporate Law and Policy
Week 3, July 24-28: Corporations and Corporate Governance
Robert J. Jackson Jr. is a Professor of Law and director of the Program on Corporate Law and Policy at Columbia Law School. His research emphasizes empirical study of executive compensation and corporate governance matters. Before joining the faculty in 2010, Jackson served as an adviser to senior officials at the Department of the Treasury and in the Office of the Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation. Before that, Jackson practiced in the executive compensation department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz. In 2012, Law School students honored Jackson with the Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Also in 2012, Jackson moderated a Fred Friendly Seminar on Financial Innovation in conjunction with Columbia Business School.
*Projected as of January, 2017 and subject to change.