About Kent Greenfield

Kent Greenfield is Professor of Law and Law Fund Research Scholar at Boston College Law School, where he teaches and writes in the areas of business law, constitutional law, decision making theory, legal theory, and economic analysis of law. He is the past Chair of the Section on Business Associations of the American Association of Law Schools. In addition, he is the author of the book “The Myth of Choice,” published in 2011 from Yale University Press, Prunsoop Publishing (in Korean), and BiteBack Publishing (UK). Kirkus Reviews stated in its review: “The author deftly debunks prevailing dogma about the infallibility of free markets, especially important during a time when, as he reports, one in seven Americans are poor." He is also the author of the book “The Failure of Corporate Law” published by University of Chicago Press. The book has been called “simply the best and most well-reasoned progressive critique of corporate law yet written,” and the Law and Politics Book Review said that “it merits a place alongside Berle and Means, [and] Easterbrook and Fischel.”
Greenfield also has had journal articles published in the Yale Law Journal, the Virginia Law Review, the Boston College Law Review, the George Washington Law Review, and Constitutional Commentary, among others. His articles are widely cited, and he has been called “the leading figure” and “the most creative thinker” in the progressive, stakeholder school of corporate law scholarship.
Greenfield has lectured in 36 states, 9 countries, and at over 100 institutions (including Harvard, Yale, Brown, Stanford, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the London School of Economics). His opinion essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Atlantic, the Washington Monthly, the American Prospect, Salon, and the Nation.


Present Professor of Law and Dean's Research Scholar, Boston College Law School

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Corporate Law, Constitutional Law, Decision Making Theory, Legal Theory, and Economic Analysis of Law


  • Fall 2015: Constitutional Law II, Journal of Law and Social Justice
  • Spring 2016: Supreme Court Seminar, Constitutional Law, Journal of Law and Social Justice

Contact Information

Kent Greenfield
Professor of Law and
Law Fund Research Scholar
Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton Center, MA 02459
Office Location
Law School M539


Corporate Law (41)

Decision Making Theory (6)

Constitutional Law (9)

Labor Law (1)

Law and Economics (1)

Law and Society (2)

Education Law (1)

The Supreme Court (2)

Selected Professional Activities (46)

No Subject Area (1)