Where did you attend university for your undergraduate degree? Law School? Any other degrees/ schooling?
I attended university at the University of Rochester and received my law degree from Columbia University. I also have a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.
When did you come to UBC as a professor?
What courses will you be teaching at Allard in 2019-2020?
Business Organizations, Corporate Transactions, and The History of Capitalism
What are your research interests?
Corporate law and legal history
What is or was your non-law dream job?
Being a law professor is my dream job, but when I was a kid, I wanted to be a feature journalist.
What is your favourite judicial decision and why?
My favorite judicial decision is Texas v Johnson (491 US 397), in which the United States Supreme Court invalidated legal prohibitions on desecrating the American flag. This case stands for the important principle that political expression cannot be prohibited by law, no matter how offensive to the majority of the community.
What is your favourite book or movie?
My favorite book is Neuromancer and my favorite movie is Blade Runner.
What’s a UBC Campus hidden gem that more people should know about?
The top floor of the business school has a great view of Vancouver Island.
Anything else you would like to share with the class of 2022?
If you’re feeling stressed out about law school, just remember your professors are as neurotic and insecure as you are.