One of the things this corporate lawyer feels is that law school did not prepare me very well for a career in commercial law (except for a business planning class taught by this esteemed professor).
Harvard Law School shows some savvy in a recent issue of their alumni bulletin by detailing the work of eleven members of their faculty in the area of corporate governance.
One caught my eye:
Finally, the newest member of the corporate law faculty has been delving into the world of innovationâ€”specifically, how parties to contracts can be more creative in designing their deals. Since joining the HLS faculty this academic year from the University of Virginia School of Law, Professor George Triantis, an expert on corporate finance and commercial law, has been focused on the ways that lawyers and clients produce novel and creative contractual terms. In a yearlong seminar, he has been looking at some of the factors that promote or impede innovation, including the impact of judicial, legislative and regulatory action, and in a recent article, he examined ways of anticipating litigation in contract design.
While we would never want to commercialize the ivory tower, I applaud HLS for taking a bit of a realistic look at some of the issues corporate lawyers face.
On the other hand, law school does allow me to wax poetic about Shaffer v. Heitner!