Saule Omarova

Visiting Professor of Law

(spring term)


Saule Omarova is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and the Beth and Marc Goldberg Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. An expert in financial regulation, international and corporate finance, and banking law, Omarova also serves as Director of Cornell Law School’s Jack G. Clarke Program on the Law and Regulation of Financial Institutions and Markets. 

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2001
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1999
Diploma, Moscow State University, 1989

Courses Taught


  • Issues in Financial Regulation: Focus on Financial Technology
  • Securities Regulation

Saule Omarova is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and the Beth and Marc Goldberg Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. An expert in financial regulation, international and corporate finance, and banking law, Omarova also serves as Director of Cornell Law School’s Jack G. Clarke Program on the Law and Regulation of Financial Institutions and Markets. She was previously the George R. Ward Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Omarova has also taught at Georgetown University Law Center, the University of Augsburg Faculty of Law, and the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Faculty of Law. From 2006 to 2007, she served as Special Advisor for Regulatory Policy to the Under Secretary of Domestic Finance at the U.S. Department of Treasury. Earlier in her career, Omarova practiced at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. She earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where she was recognized with the 1999 Bell Boyd & Lloyd Advocacy Award. Omarova graduated from Moscow State University with honors in Philosophy.