Lynne L. Dallas

Professor of Law

  • JD, 1975, Harvard University
  • BA, 1972, University of Rochester

Areas of Expertise

Professor Dallas teaches and writes in the areas of corporations, comparative corporation law, law and socioeconomics, and securities regulation.

Professional Experience

An internationally recognized corporate governance and interdisciplinary scholar, Dallas practiced with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City as a securities, antitrust and corporate law litigator and corporate practitioner. She taught law at the University of Miami School of Law and American University Washington College of Law before joining the USD School of Law faculty in 1987. She has presented scholarly papers at numerous universities in the United States and abroad.

Honors and Affiliations

Dallas is a founding and current member of the Women’s Corporate Law Professor Group and the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools section on law and socioeconomics. USD has honored her teaching and scholarship as the Herzog Endowed Scholar (1999-00, 2008-09), University Professor (2002-03), and Class of 1975 Award Recipient (2014-15).

Key Works

Dallas makes in her publications far-reaching proposals for responding to the financial crisis, improving corporate ethics and corporate culture, reforming corporate boards of directors, restructuring shareholder voting, and on the theory of the firm. Her important publications include "Short-Termism, the Financial Crisis, and Corporate Governance" in 37 Journal of Corporation Law 264 (2012); "A Preliminary Inquiry into the Responsibility of Corporations and Their Directors and Officers for Corporate Climate: The Psychology of Enron's Demise" in 35 Rutgers Law Journal 1 (2003); and the first law school textbook on law and socio-economics, Law and Public Policy: A Socioeconomics Approach (Carolina University Press 2005).

Fall 2014 Classes

Spring 2015 Classes

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Contact Information

Warren Hall 307
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(P) (619) 260-4295

Online Resources

Publications on SSRN


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