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Professor Larry Catá Backer

Professor of Law
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Larry Catá Backer, Professor of Law, Pennsylvania State University

Larry Catá Backer was educted at Columbia University School of Law (JD 1982), Harvard University, JF Kennedy School of Government (MPP 1979) and Brandeis University (BA summa cum laude with honors in history 1977).

Currently he is Professor of Law at Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law (since 2000). Formerly he was Professor of Law and Executive Director at the Comparative and International Law Center at University of Tulsa College of Law (1991-2000). He has also held a visiting appointment at University of California Hastings College of the Law (1998), as well as teaching at various Law Schools in Europe and Latin America.

He is a member of the American Law Institute, American Society of International Law, California Bar Association and American Bar Association.

Selected Recent Publications: GLOBALIZATION LAW: CONVERGENCE AND RESISTANCE (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, forthcoming 2006) ISBN 0-89089-585-6 (editor and contributor); COMPARATIVE CORPORATE LAW: UNITED STATES, EUROPEAN UNION, CHINA AND JAPAN (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2002) ISBN 0-89089-526-0; LCCN 2001088034; "Ideologies of Globalization and Sovereign Debt: Cuba and the IMF," 24 PENN STATE INTER$NATIONAL LAW REVIEW --- (forthcoming 2006); "Multinational Corporations, Transnational Law: Corporate Social Responsibility as International Law," 37 COLUMBIA. HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REVIEW 287 (2006); "Director Independence and the Duty of Care: Race, Gender, Class and the Disney-Ovitz Litigation," 79 ST. JOHN’S LAW REVIEW 1011 (2005); "Surveillance and Control: Internal, External and Governmental Monitoring of Corporate Insiders After Sarbanes-Oxley," 2004 MICHIGAN STATE LAW REV. 327 (2004); "The Duty to Monitor: Emerging Obligations of Outside Lawyers and Auditors to Detect and Report Corporate Wrongdoing Beyond the Federal Securities Laws," 77 ST. JOHN’S L. REV. 919 (2003), reprinted 53(4) DEFENSE L.J. 671 (2004); "The Euro and the European Demos: A Reconstitution," 21 YEAR BOOK OF EUROPEAN LAW 13 (2002)..

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