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' publications include “Short-Termism, the Financial Crisis, and Corporate Governance” in 37 Journal of Corporation Law 265 (2012); “Doctrinal Divisions and Issues in Business Associations” in Encyclopedia of Law and Society American and Global Perspectives, 2nd Ed. (Clark, ed.) (Sage Publications, 2006); Law and Public Policy: A Socioeconomic Approach (Carolina Academic Press, 2005); “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 Review 1 (2003); “Law and Socio-Economics in Legal Education” in 55 Rutgers Law Review 855 (2003); “The New Managerialism and Diversity on Corporate Boards of Directors” in 76 Tulane Law Review 1363 (2002); “Two Models of Corporate Governance: Beyond Berle and Means” in 22 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 19 (1998); “Proposals for Reform of Corporate Boards of Directors: The Dual Board and Corporate Ombudsperson” in 54 Washington and Lee Law Review 1 (1997); “The Relational Board: Three Theories of Corporate Boards of Directors” in 22 Journal of Corporation Law 1 (1996); and “Working Toward a New Paradigm” in Progressive Corporate Law (Mitchell, ed.) (Westview Press, 1995).

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Contact Information

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

Online Resources

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Open Office Hours

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Tue 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.