U.S. Business Law Academy
Faculty for 2018
Columbia Law School Clinical Professor of Law; Director of the Edson Queiroz Foundation Mediation Program (Columbia Law School)
Week 1: 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.
Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law (Columbia Law School)
Week 2: Essentials of U.S. Corporate Finance for Lawyers
Eric Talley is the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law. He is an expert in the intersection of corporate law, governance, and finance, and he teaches/researches in areas that include corporate law and finance, mergers and acquisitions, quantitative methods, machine learning, contract and commercial law, game theory, and economic analysis of law. In 2017, Talley was chosen by Columbia Law School's graduating class to receive the Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Professor of Law and Finance (Oxford University)
Week 3: U.S. Corporate Law in an International Perspective
John Armour is Hogan Lovells Professor of Law and Finance at Oxford University and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He was previously a member of the Faculty of Law and the interdisciplinary Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge. He studied law (MA, BCL) at the University of Oxford and then at Yale Law School (LLM). He has held visiting posts at various institutions including the University of Auckland, the University of Chicago, Columbia Law School, the University of Frankfurt, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Private Law in Hamburg, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a member of the American Law Institute and an Academic Member of the Chancery Bar Association. Armour has published widely in the fields of company law, financial regulation, and corporate insolvency. His main research interest lies in the integration of legal and economic analysis, with particular emphasis on the impact on the real economy of changes in company law, corporate insolvency law and financial regulation. He serves as an Executive Editor of the Journal of Corporate Law Studies and the Journal of Law, Finance and Accounting, and has been involved in policy-related projects commissioned by the UK’s Department of Trade and Industry (now BIS), Financial Services Authority (now FCA) and Insolvency Service, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the World Bank. He currently serves as a member of the European Commission’s Informal Company Law Expert Group. Armour will be on sabbatical leave during Michaelmas Term 2017 and Hilary Term 2018.