The Pollack Center for Law & Business is a unique shared venture between the New York University School of Law and the Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
The center, named in honor of Lester Pollack '57, chairman emeritus of the Law School Board of Trustees and founder of Centre Partners Management, a private equity firm, is designed to enrich the professional education of students of law and business and to facilitate joint teaching to involve leaders in banking, business, and law in the intellectual life of the University through sponsorship of meetings, conferences and dinners.
The founding director of the center is William Allen, who, before joining the faculties of both the law school and the business school in the fall of 1997, served as Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery (a court most often referred to as “the Supreme Court of corporate law”). Chancellor Allen chose NYU Law because, as he explained, “New York is the nation’s financial and legal center, and NYU is becoming a preeminent center for scholarship and teaching in those areas.”
The center is currently directed by Stephen Choi, Murray and Kathleen Bring Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law, and David Yermack, Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at the NYU Stern School of Business. Professors Choi and Yermack continue the rich programming offered by the Pollack Center and have expanded the center’s mission to include academic research, data acquisition, and data hosting. Professors Choi and Yermack’s research focuses on SEC regulation and corporate governance.
The center brings together law students and business students in the classrooms of both schools. Business school classes that have been open to law students include:
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Global Banking and Capital Markets
- Investment Banking
- Bankruptcy and Reorganization
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Real Estate Finance
- Restructuring Firms and Industries
- Project and Structured Finance
- Venture Capital Financing
Law students get law school credit for these courses, as well as for others that are approved on an individual basis. More information on that process may be found here.
The center’s Web site is located at www.stern.nyu.edu/clb.
Contact Harold Jennings, program coordinator, at (212) 998-0565 or at email@example.com for information about center programming or events.