PUBLISHED:July 09, 2012

Recent faculty scholarship pertaining to financial crisis, regulatory reform, systemic risk, and sovereign debt

David F. Levi
Dean and Professor of Law

Dean David F. LeviPrior to his appointment as dean of Duke Law School in July 2007, Levi was the Chief United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California, with chambers in Sacramento. By appointment of the chief justice of the United States, he was chair of the Civil Rules Advisory Committee (2000-2003) and chair of the Standing Committee on the Rules of Practice and Procedure (2003-2007). He currently serves as a member of that committee.


Lawrence Baxter
Professor of the Practice of Law

Lawrence BaxterBaxter focuses his teaching and scholarly research on the evolving regulatory environment, domestically and inter­nationally, for financial services and beyond. A member of the Duke Law faculty from 1986 to 1995, Baxter returned in 2009 after more than a decade with Wachovia Corp., where he most recently led the bank’s eCommerce initiatives.


Bill Brown ’80
Professor of the Practice of Law

Bill BrownBrown is cofounder of Palmer Labs, LLC, and 8 Rivers Capital, LLC, which focus on financing and com­mercializing technologies in a range of areas. He joined the faculty in 2009 after holding leadership posi­tions at Goldman Sachs & Co., AIG International, and Morgan Stanley. His teach­ing focuses on entrepreneur­ship, business law, business planning, capital markets, and corporate finance.


James Cox
Brainerd Currie Professor of Law

James CoxA leading expert in corporate and securities law, Cox’s classes include Corporate Finance, Securities Regulation, Current Issues in Law & Markets, and Strategies in Business Transactions. He has pub­lished extensively in the areas of market regulation, corporate governance, and securities class actions, and testified before the U.S. House and Senate on insider trading, class actions, and market reform issues.


Steven Schwarcz
Stanley A. Star Professor of Law and Business

Steven SchwarczSchwarcz is a top scholar in the areas of insolvency and bankruptcy law; international finance, capital markets, and systemic risk; and commercial law. Before entering the acad­emy he represented top banks and financial institutions in structuring innovative capital market financing transactions and helped to pioneer the field of asset securitization. He has testified in Congress and written extensively on matters relating to the finan­cial crisis and systemic risk.

  • Keynote Address: Understanding the Subprime Financial Crisis, 60 S. C. L. Rev. 549 (2009) (invited keynote address at law review symposium on the subprime mortgage crisis)
  • Disclosure’s Failure in the Subprime Mortgage Crisis, 2008 Utah. L. Rev. 1109 (invited article in symposium issue on the subprime mortgage meltdown)
  • Rethinking the Disclosure Paradigm in a World of Complexity, 2004 U. Illinois L. Rev. 1 (2004)
  • Regulating Shadow Banking (Inaugural Address at the Boston University Review of Banking & Financial Law Inaugural Symposium forthcoming in that Review)
  • Regulating Complexity in Financial Markets, 87 Wash. U. L. Rev. 211 (2009/2010)
  • Controlling Financial Chaos: The Power and Limits of Law, 2012 Wisconsin Law Review issue no. 3 (forthcoming 2012)
  • Marginalizing Risk, 89 Wash. U. L. Rev. 487 (2012)
  • Conflicts and Financial Collapse: The Problem of Secondary-Management Agency Costs, 26 Yale J. on Reg. 457 (Summer 2009) (invited essay in symposium issue on the future of financial regulation)
  • Systemic Risk, 97 Georgetown Law Journal 193 (2008)
  • Regulating Systemic Risk: Towards an Analytical Framework (with Iman Anabtawi), 86 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1349 (2011)

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