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Professor Curtis J. Milhaupt

Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law and Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law; Director, Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law and Director, Center for Japanese Legal Studies
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Curtis J. Milhaupt, Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law and Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law; Director, Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law and Director, Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
ECGI Research Associate (2013) :

Biography    
Professor Milhaupt's research interests include comparative corporate governance; the legal systems of East Asia (particularly Japan); law and economics; law and economic development

He has published widely in the fields of comparative corporate governance and Japanese law, as well as aspects of the Chinese and Korean legal systems. In addition to numerous academic articles, he is the co-author or editor of seven books, including most recently, U.S. Corporate Law (Yuhikaku, 2009, in Japanese); Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Growth Around the World (University of Chicago Press, 2008); and Transforming Corporate Governance in East Asia (Routledge, 2008). His research is frequently profiled in The Economist and The Financial Times, and has been widely translated.

Professor Milhaupt lectures and teaches frequently throughout the world. He was named Teacher of the Year for 2012 and 2010 at the Duisenberg School of Finance, University of Amsterdam. He was also appointed by the European Commission as the Erasmus Mundus Fellow in Law and Economics at the University of Bologna (June 2008). He served as the Paul Hastings Visiting Professor in Corporate and Financial Law at Hong Kong University (May 2007) and Visiting Professor of Law at Tsinghua University in Beijing (Fall 2006). At Columbia Law School, he was appointed the 2008 Albert E. Cinelli Enterprise Professor of Law in recognition of his innovative teaching in the field of business law.

Professor Milhaupt received his B.A. from Notre Dame in 1984 and his J.D. in 1989 from Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of the Columbia Law Review. He joined the Columbia Law School faculty in 1999 after private law practice in New York and Tokyo, as well as five years on the Law School faculty at Washington University in St. Louis.

Research Interests
Comparative corporate governance
Japanese and other Asian legal systems
Law and economic development

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