Kurt A. Strasser

Phillip Blumberg Professor Emeritus

Kurt Strasser taught at UConn School of Law from 1981 until his retirement in 2014. He regularly taught Environmental Law and Contracts. During his 30-plus years as a member of the faculty, Professor Strasser also served as associate dean for academic affairs and, in 2006-2007, as the Law School’s interim dean. On two separate occasions, he was a visiting professor at Exeter University in the United Kingdom; he also served as a DAAD guest professor of Anglo-American law at the Free University in Berlin and as the Gilhuis Professor of Environmental Law at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Professor Strasser earned his JD at Vanderbilt Law School and SJD from Columbia University Law School. Before coming to UConn Law, he practiced with Neal and Harwell in Nashville and taught at Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia.

Professor Strasser’s writing – which has been published in numerous academic journals – focuses primarily on the law of corporate groups, as well as on environmental law and policy. He is co-author, with Dean and Professor of Law and Business, Emeritus Phillip I. Blumberg, Professor Eric Gouvin and Professor Nicholas Georgakopolos, of the five-volume treatise Blumberg on Corporate Groups; with Jon Fowler he prepares annual supplements to the treatise. He also is the co-author, with Mark Kohler, of Regulating Utilities with Management Incentives. Professor Strasser’s latest book, which was published in 2011, is Myths and Realities of Business Environmentalism: Good Works, Good Business or Greenwash? His recent book chapter, “Protecting Green Consumers and Investors to Make Business Greener,” was published in 2013 in Green Organizations: Driving Change with I-O Psychology.

Professor Strasser is the 2007 recipient of the Law School Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

Kurt A. Strasser & Phillip I. Blumberg, Legal Form and Economic Substance of Enterprise Groups: Implications for Legal Policy, 1 Acct. Econ. & L. No. 4 (2011)

Phillip I. Blumberg, Kurt A. Strasser, Nicholas Georgakopoulos, & Eric Gouvin, Blumberg on Corporate Groups, Second Edition (Aspen Publishers, 2005)

Kurt A. Strasser, Myths and Realities of Business Environmentalism: Good Works, Good Business or Greenwash?, (Elgar, 2011) (New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series)
Kurt Strasser, Enterprise Theory of Legal Obligation for Corporate Social Responsibility,Global Perspectives on Corporate Governance and CSR (2009)
Kurt A. Strasser,The Uniform Environmental Covenants Act: Why, How and Whether, 34 B. C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 533 (2007)