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Prof. Lynn A. Stout

Paul Hastings Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Securities Law, UCLA School of Law

Professor Lynn A. Stout is the Paul Hastings Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Securities Law at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.  Professor Stout is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of corporate governance, securities regulation, financial derivatives, law and economics, and moral behavior.  She is the author of numerous articles and books on these topics and lectures widely.  Her most recent book is Cultivating Conscience: How Good Laws Make Good People (Princeton University Press, 2011).

Professor Stout also serves as an Independent Trustee and as Chair of the Governance Committee for the Eaton Vance family of mutual funds; as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program; and as a Research Fellow for the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research.  She has also served as Principal Investigator for the UCLA-Sloan Foundation Research Program on Business Organizations; as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association; as 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 also taught at Harvard Law School, NYU Law School, Georgetown University Law School, and the George Washington University National Law Center, and served as a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.   She holds a B.A. summa cum laude and a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a J.D. from the Yale Law School.

Education
  • B.A. Princeton, 1979
  • M.P.A. Princeton, 1982
  • J.D. Yale, 1982

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Publications and Multimedia
Shareholder Value Theory: Myth or Motivator? - Event Video
Faculty Division and the American Enterprise Institute
May 03, 2013