Minor Myers, a leading expert in corporate law and governance, will join the faculty of UConn School of Law this fall as a tenured professor.
Myers is currently a full professor at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches courses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and property. He has also been a visiting professor at Yale Law School.
Dean Timothy Fisher said, “We are deeply fortunate that Professor Myers has decided to come to UConn. He deepens our faculty strength in business law, and is a proven leader both in legal scholarship and in the academic community.”
Much of Myers's recent scholarship has focused on shareholder litigation and executive compensation, and he has also written and lectured extensively about corporate governance and the behavior of corporate directors. He is a national authority on key elements of Delaware’s corporate law, and his research has been cited by the courts there. His academic work has been published and cited in a wide range of scholarly journals, and his research has attracted coverage in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications.
He is a graduate of Connecticut College and Yale Law School. Before joining the Brooklyn Law School faculty, he practiced in the corporate and litigation departments of Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. He also clerked for Judge Ralph K. Winter and Judge Peter W. Hall of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
“I am thrilled to join the faculty at UConn,” Myers said. “My new faculty colleagues are scholars of the first rank, and they are equally devoted teachers and mentors. I am honored to join them. And as a native of the Constitution State, I’m also delighted that I can have a hand in educating future generations of lawyers who will shape our state and country.”