Cornell Law School
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Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Lynn A. Stout
Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law Clarke Business Law, Cornell Law School
Professor Lynn A. Stout is the Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law Clarke Business Law, Cornell Law School. Professor Stout is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of corporate governance, securities regulation, financial derivatives, law and economics, and moral behavior. Stout is the author of numerous articles and books on these topics and lectures widely. Her most recent books are Cultivating Conscience: How Good Laws Make Good People (Princeton University Press, 2011) and The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations, and the Public (Berrett-Koehler Publications, May 2012).
Professor Stout is an Independent Trustee and Chair of the Governance Committee for the Eaton Vance family of mutual funds, a member of the Board of Advisors for the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program, an Executive Advisor to the Brookings Project on the Purpose of the Corporation, and a Research Fellow for the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research. She has been a Principal Investigator for the UCLA-Sloan Foundation Research Program on Business Organizations, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association, a Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Law and Economics, and as Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Business Associations. Professor Stout has taught at Harvard Law School, NYU Law School, Georgetown University Law School, and The George Washington University National Law Center.
Marc and Beth Goldberg Distinguished Visiting Professor, Cornell Law School
J.D., Yale Law School
M.P.A., Princeton University
B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Princeton University
The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations, and the Public. Berrett-Koehler Publications (May 2012)
Cultivating Conscience: How Good Laws Make Good People. Princeton University Press (2011)