About the Center

The Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law was established in 1999 following conversations between Robert Todd Lang ‘47 (In Memoriam) and then Dean Anthony T. Kronman ‘75. The wide-ranging objective of the Center is to enhance the quality of students’ educational experience and of faculty research in the business law area, by increasing exposure to and engagement with contemporary business law issues.

The Center’s focus of study includes corporate law and the law of other nongovernmental organizations; the regulation of financial markets and intermediaries; the legal framework of finance, including the law of bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, and secured transactions; and antitrust law and the law of regulated industries. Center programs consist of lectures, roundtables, a workshop in law and finance, a colloquium series, an alumni breakfast program, panels and symposia, in which academics, government officials, and members of the bar and business community participate.

The Center’s Director is Roberta Romano, Sterling Professor of Law; Nancy Liao is the John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Executive Director and Associate Research Scholar in Law.

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In Memoriam:

Judge Ralph K. Winter ‘60 (1935-2020)

“As a Yale law professor and federal appellate judge, Ralph Winter was a giant of American corporate law. From his seminal 1977 article defending state chartering of corporations as a ‘race to the top’ to his hundreds of finely crafted opinions, Judge Winter shaped corporate and securities law for nearly 60 years. For his generations of grateful students and law clerks, this modest and warm man was our beloved teacher, mentor and friend.” 

   - Robert J. Giuffra, Jr. ’87, Chairman of the Center’s Board of Advisors, Co-Chair of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Partner in the Litigation Group, and former law clerk to Judge Winter. 

Judge Ralph Winter at the 2012 Winter Lecture with MIT Econ. Prof. Stephen A. Ross.