Sale Named Lehmann Research Professor for 2010–11

Professor Hillary A. Sale has been named the John S. Lehmann Research Professor for 2010–11. During her research leave, she will conduct research on governance in public corporations and how it and the definition of “public” have changed.

Sale, the Walter D. Coles Professor of Law and professor of management, is one of the nation’s leading scholars in corporate governance and in securities law. The author of numerous publications, she is a co-author of the 11th edition of the Securities Regulation casebook, as well as the 2010 edition of Federal Securities Laws, Selected Statutes, Rules and Forms. Two of Sale’s articles were selected by the Corporate Practice Commentator as among the “top ten” corporate and securities law articles published in 2003 and 2004.

Sale is a member of the Executive Committee of DirectWomen, an organization dedicated to educating women attorneys about public company boards, and chairs the DirectWomen Institute. She also serves on the ABA Committee on Corporate Laws. At the law school, she was named the David M. Becker Professor of the Year in 2010.

The Lehmann fellowship was created in 2008 to allow scholars the ability to concentrate on in-depth research projects, while relieving them of teaching and administrative duties during one semester. Previous recipients, Professors Pauline Kim, Barbara Flagg, and Susan Appleton, used the fellowship to conduct research on employment law, racial discrimination, and legal issues related to gender and sexuality, respectively.