Bernard Black
Bernard Black

Nicholas J. Chabraja Professor, Northwestern University Law School
Professor of Finance (Courtesy)

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Bernard S. Black is Professor of Finance at Kellogg School of Management, and will be Nicholas D. Chabraja Professor at Northwestern University School of Law and Kellogg School of Management (beginning Sept. 1, 2010). He is also managing director of the Social Science Research Network, and founding chairman of the annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies. Professor Black received a B.A. from Princeton University, an M.A. in physics from University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. He was Professor of Law at Stanford Law School from 1998-2004 and at Columbia Law School from 1988-1998. His principal research areas are law and finance, international corporate governance, health care and medical malpractice, and corporate and securities law. His books include To Sue is Human: A Profile of Medical Malpractice Litigation (forthcoming 2010, with David Hyman, William Sage, Charles Silver, and Kathryn Zeiler), The Law and Finance of Corporate Acquisitions (2nd ed., with Ronald Gilson, 1995 and supplement 2003) and Guide to the Russian Law on Joint Stock Companies (with Reinier Kraakman and Anna Tarassova (1998).

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J.D., 1982, Law, Stanford Law School, Stanford University
M.A. (A.B.D. in physics), 1977, Physcis, University of California at Berkeley
A.B., 1975, Physics, Princeton University, magna cum laude

Academic Positions
Nicholas D. Chabraja Professor, School of Law and Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2010-present
Professor of Finance, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, 2004-2010
Hayden W. Head Regents Chair for Faculty Excellence, School of Law, University of Texas, 2004-2010
Professor of Law, (George E. Osborne Professor 2003-2004), Stanford Law School, Stanford University, 1998-2004
Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, Columbia Univerisity, 1992-1998
Associate Professor, Columbia Law School, Columbia University, 1988-1991

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