U.S. Business Law Academy
Faculty for 2020
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 | Introduction to Mediation
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.
Economic Law, and Professor of Law at Georgetown Law Center
Week 2: U.S. Financial Law in an International Perspective
Chris Brummer is Agnes N. Williams Research Professor, Faculty Director of the Institute of International Economic Law, and Professor of Law at Georgetown Law Center. He has been a visiting professor at the universities of Basel and Heidelberg and at the London School of Economics and elsewhere, and holds the C. Boyden Gray Fellowship for Global Finance and Growth at the Atlantic Council. Professor Brummer earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he graduated with honors, and he holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Studies from the University of Chicago.
Professor Brummer lectures widely on, among other topics,fintech, finance and global governance. He served on the National Adjudicatory Council of FINRA, a securities industry regulator, and was nominated by President Obama to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The nomination was withdrawn by President Trump upon taking office.
Professor of Law and Finance (Oxford University)
Week 3: U.S. Corporate Law in an International Perspective
John Armour is 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 (LL.M.). 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. 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.