Brainerd Currie Professor of Law
Professor Cox joined the faculty of the School of Law at Duke in 1979 where he specializes in the areas of corporate and securities law. Prior to moving to Durham, he taught at the law schools of Boston University, the University of San Francisco, the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and Stanford. During the 1988-89 academic year he was a Senior Research Fulbright Fellow at the University of Sydney. Professor Cox earned his B.S. from Arizona State University and law degrees at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D.) and Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
In addition to his texts Financial Information, Accounting and the Law; Cox and Hazen on Corporations; and Securities Regulations Cases and Materials (with Hillman & Langevoort), Professor Cox has published extensively in the areas of market regulation and corporate governance as well as having testified before the U.S. House and Senate on insider trading, class actions, and market reform issues. The Corporations treatise won the Association of American Publishers National Book Award for Best New Professional/Scholarly Legal Book for 1995. He served as a member of the corporate law drafting committees in California (1977-80) and North Carolina (1984-93).
Professor Cox is a member of the American Law Institute and ABA Committee on Corporate Laws and a past member of the NYSE Legal Advisory Committee, the NASD Legal Advisory Board, and the Fulbright Law Discipline Review Committee. In 2009, he was appointed to the Bipartisan Policy Center's credit rating agency task force. In 2001 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Mercature from the University of Southern Denmark for his work in international securities law.