Research and News from CBL Affiliated Faculty Fall 2020

The UC Hastings Center for Business Law convenes the school’s business law faculty, research and course offerings. Check out their most recent news and research:

  1. Alina Ball
  • UC Hastings’ Center for Racial and Economic Justice (CREJ) has launched Black Hastings Speaks, a six-episode podcast series designed to preserve and present authentic stories of Black experiences within the UC Hastings community.
  • Professors Alina Ball and Shauna Marshall initiated the project in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, when exasperation over persistent anti-Black racism erupted nationwide in protests, prompting individuals and institutions to begin speaking with rare urgency about the importance of addressing white supremacy and the need for systemic change.
  • You can check out the first episode: Marshall and Ball.
  • Professor Ball’s Full Bio and Contact Information.
  1. Abraham Cable
  1. John Crawford
  • On June 9, Professor John Crawford discussed on the UC Hastings Podcast on the Law and the Pandemic the role of the Federal Reserve in managing the financial fallout from the pandemic and his proposal that the Fed should provide a bank account to every American.
  • Professor Crawford’s current research focuses on the regulation of financial markets and institutions. In addition to U.S. corporate and securities law, his interests include business and property law reform efforts in developing and emerging markets.
  • You can read his paper FedAccounts (February 1, 2020). Vanderbilt Law Research Paper 18-33; UC Hastings Research Paper No. 287; George Washington Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: or
  • Professor Crawford’s Full Bio and Contact Information.
  1. Jared Ellias


Op-Eds and Public Advocacy:

  1. Evan Epstein
  • Evan launched the boardroom governance podcast in May of 2020. This is an in-depth interview podcast with leading corporate governance experts, including world-class founders, scholars, board members, executives, investors and more. The first 21 episodes included discussions with:
  1. Joe Grundfest (Stanford Law School)
  2. David Beatty (University of Toronto)
  3. Elizabeth Pollman (University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School)
  4. Kate Mitchell (Scale Venture Partners)
  5. Scott Kupor (Andreessen Horowitz)
  6. Heidi Roizen (Threshold Ventures).
  7. Anat Admati (Stanford Graduate School of Business)
  8. Mervyn King (former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa)
  9. Suzanne Vautrinot (Major General and Commander, USAF (Ret.))
  10. Miriam Rivera (Ulu Ventures)
  11. Nicholas Benes (Board Director Training Institute of Japan)
  12. Linda Maxwell (Biomedical Zone)
  13. Marta Viegas (IDB Invest)
  14. Frederick Alexander (Shareholder Commons)
  15. James McRitchie (Shareholder Advocate)
  16. Mark Molumphy (Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy)
  17. Roger Barker (UK Institute of Directors – IoD)
  18. Esther Aguilera (Latino Corporate Directors Association – LCDA)
  19. Ahmad Thomas (Silicon Valley Leadership Group)
  20. Kerrie Waring (International Corporate Governance Network – ICGN)
  21. Ilya Strebulev (Stanford Graduate School of Business)
  1. Jodi Short
  • On October 15, the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog published a post on her research on political influences on enforcement, compliance, and corporate governance: The Politics of Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement.
  • On September 30, UC Hastings Law held its annual U.S. Supreme Court review and preview, packed with analysis from Professors Radhika Rao, Jodi Short, Matt Coles and Rory Little on what was an unprecedented 2019 term and what is predicted as a riveting session that began Oct. 5.
  • You can watch the full discussion here.
  • On July 16, Associate Dean of Research Jodi Short moderated a panel including brief presentations by:
    • Dorit Reiss on the dilemmas involved in the rush to create a COVID-19 vaccine;
    • Robin Feldman on health care access and trust in health care information during COVID-19;
    • Hadar Aviram on why California prisons are so vulnerable to COVID-19 and what to do about it; and
    • John Crawford with a critical perspective on the steps the Fed has taken to try to mitigate the economic impacts of the pandemic.
  • You can watch the full discussion here.
  • Professor Short’s Full Bio and Contact Information.