John D. Morley
Professor of Law
John Morley is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His research focuses on the law and economics of organization, with a special emphasis on the regulation and structure of investment funds.FULL BIOGRAPHY
John Morley is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Morley is a leading expert on the regulation and structure of investment funds, including mutual funds, private equity funds and hedge funds. His research on investment funds is one application of a broader interest in the law and economics of organization. Morley’s other research on organization includes a study of why law firms collapse and a history of the common law trust as a substitute for the corporate form. He also writes about the law of trusts and estates and serves as the reporter for the Uniform Directed Trust Act. At Yale Law School, Morley has taught classes on business organizations, securities regulation, trusts and estates, and investment management regulation.
Prior to joining the Yale Law School faculty, Morley was a member of the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law and the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law at Yale Law School. He received undergraduate degrees in political science and economics from the University of Utah and his law degree from Yale Law School.