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About Curtis J. Milhaupt

My research focuses on the relationship between legal institutions and economic organizations and development, particularly in comparative perspective. Much of my scholarship is in the field of comparative corporate governance, but I have also written about organized crime, financial regulation, the legal profession, foreign investment, and the economic institutions used by authoritarian political regimes. I am particularly interested in East Asia, and have written extensively on Japan, China, and Korea. A recent focus is on "state capitalism" and role of state-owned enterprises in the global economy.

At Columbia Law School, I direct the Center for Japanese Legal Studies, which promotes research and fosters intellectual exchange between the legal professions of the U.S. and Japan. I am also the Director of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law. In that capacity, I direct the resources of the Parker School to promote faculty-level research and collaboration with foreign institutions, particularly relating to developing countries and non-Western legal systems, and to support teaching in the field of foreign law.
I teach courses on U.S. corporate law, the Japanese legal system, and seminars in the field of law and development, comparative corporate law, and the role of the corporation in global affairs. I present research and teach frequently outside the United States. In 2012 and 2010, I was named Teacher of the Year at the Duisenberg School of Finance of the University of Amsterdam, where I regularly serve as Visiting Professor.


Present Member, Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Present Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law, Columbia University
Present Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law, Columbia University



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