Corporate Law Expert Joins Law School Faculty

Fall 2010

This fall’s curriculum includes a new course by Associate Professor Robert J. Jackson Jr., the newest member of Columbia Law School’s world-renowned group of faculty specializing in corporate law. Jackson, who will teach a course on corporations, as well as a seminar titled The Law, Economics, and Regulation of Executive Compensation, during the current year, joins the Law School following a year spent as an adviser with the Treasury Department. His most recent scholarly work has focused on the issue of executive compensation, including a comprehensive study of compensation provided to CEOs at firms owned by private equity investors. In addition to being featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and a range of other publications, Jackson’s work has been the subject of rulemaking commentary before the Securities and Exchange Commission.