Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law and Legal Institutions and Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law, Columbia Law School; Director, Center for Japanese Legal Studies
East Asian legal systems, particularly Japanese law; comparative corporate governance; law and economic development
Professor Milhaupt’s recent academic articles include “We Are the National Champions: Understanding the Mechanisms of State Capitalism in China,” Stanford Law Review (forthcoming, with Li-Wen Lin), and “An Analytical Framework for Hostile Takeover Regimes in Developed and Emerging Markets,” Harvard International Law Journal (2011, with John Armour and Jack Jacobs). He is the coauthor or editor of seven books, including U.S. Corporate Law (Yuhikaku, 2009, in Japanese); Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Growth around the World (University of Chicago Press, 2008); (Chinese translation published by Peking University Press); and Transforming Corporate Governance in East Asia (Routledge, 2008). His research is often profiled in The Economist, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
Professor Milhaupt lectures and teaches frequently throughout the world. He was named Teacher of the Year for 2010 at the Duisenberg School of Finance, University of Amsterdam. He was elected a member of the American Law Institute in 2009 and appointed the Erasmus Mundus Fellow in Law and Economics at the University of Bologna (2008). At Columbia Law School, he was appointed the 2008 Albert E. Cinelli Enterprise Professor of Law in recognition of his innovative teaching in the field of business law. He also served as the Law School’s Vice Dean for Intellectual Life.
Professor Milhaupt received his BA from the University of Notre Dame in 1984 and his JD in 1989 from Columbia Law School, where he was editor of the Columbia Law Review. He joined the Columbia Law School faculty in 1999 after private law practice in New York and Tokyo, as well as spending five years on the law school faculty at Washington University in St. Louis.