Dorothy Lund standing outside and smiling

Dorothy S. Lund

  • Professor of Law

J.D., Harvard Law School, 2013
B.A., Pomona College, 2009

Areas of Specialty

Corporate Law
Corporate Governance
Securities Regulation
Mergers and Acquisitions

Dorothy S. Lund’s research and teaching focus on corporate law, corporate governance, securities regulation, contracts, and mergers and acquisitions. Several of her articles have been voted among the top 10 corporate and securities law articles of the year. Her work has been published in the Columbia Law Review, Journal of Corporation Law, Stanford Law Review, Texas Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and Yale Law Journal Forum, among other journals. She has also written for popular publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal. She is the co-author of Corporations and Other Business Associations (with Charles R.T. O’Kelley and Robert B. Thompson, Aspen Publishing).  

Before entering academia, Lund clerked for Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr. of the Delaware Supreme Court and Judge Joel M. Flaum of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. She also practiced corporate law at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York.

Lund joined Columbia Law School as professor of law on July 1, 2023. Prior to coming to the Law School, she was associate professor of law at University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Lund has also held visiting professorships at the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.


Articles and Essays

Book Chapters


Selected Popular Publications and Shorter Works

Honors and Awards

Research Member, European Corporate Governance Institute


Cleary Gottlieb Prize for the Best Working Paper of the Year, by the European Corporate Governance Institute


Top 10 Corporate and Securities Law Articles (voted by corporate and securities law professors in the United States as one of the top 10 articles of the year)

2021 and 2018