Pollack Center for Law & Business

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 is designed to enrich the professional education of students of law and business and to facilitate joint teaching in order to involve leaders in banking, business, and law in the intellectual life of the University. The center does this through sponsorship of meetings, conferences, and dinners.

The center’s founding director 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 have continued the rich programming offered by the Pollack Center and have expanded the center’s mission to include academic research, data acquisition, and data hosting. Their research focuses on SEC regulation and corporate governance.

David Yermack photo © Greg Benson