Roberta Romano

Sterling Professor of Law and Co-Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law

J.D., Yale Law School, 1980
M.A., University of Chicago, 1975
B.A., University of Rochester, 1973

Courses Taught
  • Business Organizations
  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Colloquium on Contemporary Issues in Law and Business
  • Law, Economics, and Organization
Roberta Romano

Roberta Romano is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Co-Director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Her research has focused on state competition for corporate charters, the political economy of takeover regulation, shareholder litigation, institutional investor activism in corporate governance and the regulation of securities markets and financial instruments and institutions. Professor Romano is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the European Corporate Governance Institute, a research associate of the National Bureau for Economic Research, a past President of the American Law and Economics Association and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies, and a past co-editor of the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. She is a recipient of the American Law and Economic Association’s Ronald H. Coase Medal, which is awarded in recognition of major contributions to the field of law and economics, and William & Mary Law School’s Marshall-Wythe Medallion, which recognizes those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishment in law. Professor Romano is the author of The Genius of American Corporate Law (1993) and The Advantage of Competitive Federalism for Securities Regulation (2002), editor of Foundations of Corporate Law, 2d ed. (2010) and co-editor with Shen Wei, of Financial Regulation After the Global Financial Crisis: U.S. and China Perspectives (2017) (in Chinese).