Yale's Roberta Romano visiting professor at Western Law

September 23, 2013

Roberta RomanoProfessor Roberta Romano, one of North America’s most influential corporate law scholars, will visit Western Law as the 2013 Richard H. McLaren Visiting Professor in Business Law.

Romano comes to Western from Yale University where she is the Sterling Professor of Law and Director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law.  A Sterling Professorship is one of Yale University’s highest faculty honours.  Romano is the first woman at the Yale Law School to receive this prestigious distinction.

Romano’s research has focused on state competition for corporate charters, the political economy of takeover regulation, shareholder litigation, institutional investor activism in corporate governance and the regulation of securities markets, financial instruments and institutions.

“There are few legal scholars in the world today who have influenced our understanding of corporate and financial law as significantly as Roberta Romano,” noted Christopher Nicholls, Western Law’s Director of Business Law. “We are delighted to welcome her to Western Law as this year’s Richard H. McLaren Visiting Professor. “

While at Western Law from September 30 to October 4, Romano will teach an intensive upper-year J.D. course entitled “Applied Corporate Finance”.

She will also deliver the 2013 Richard H. McLaren Professorship in Business Law Lecture in Toronto on October 3. The title of her lecture will be “Getting Incentives Right: Is Deferred Bank Executive Compensation Sufficient?”

This private event is proudly sponsored by Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP.

The McLaren Professorship was established in recognition of Professor Richard H. McLaren’s outstanding accomplishments as an educator and legal scholar at the Faculty of Law during the past 30 years.