Phillip I. Blumberg

Dean and Professor of Law and Business, Emeritus
Headshot of Professor Blumberg.
Office: Hosmer 134


Phillip I. Blumberg has been a member of the University of Connecticut School of Law faculty for nearly four decades, having served as dean from 1974 to 1984 and as a professor of law and economics from 1984 on. During his tenure as dean, Dean Blumberg, a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, was a leading force behind the acquisition of the Hartford Seminary’s beautiful 20-acre campus, on which the school has been located since 1984.

Before beginning his career as a legal academic in 1968, Dean Blumberg, the recipient of a Bronze Star for his service in the U.S. Air Corps during World War II, practiced on Wall Street for twenty years and was the chief executive officer of a New York Stock Exchange-listed financial corporation. His Wall Street experience has helped inform decades of scholarly research and writing on his primary area of expertise: the legal problems of large corporations. Dean Blumberg is the author of a seven-volume series, The Law of Corporate Groups (1983-98) and the co-author along with Professor Kurt Strasser of a five-volume treatise, Blumberg on Corporate Groups. His latest book, Repressive Jurisprudence in the Early American Republic: The First Amendment and the Legacy of English Law, was published in 2010, when Dean Blumberg was 91 years old.

In addition to being a prolific writer – he has published several dozen articles in legal periodicals and presented papers on multinational corporations at scores of international conferences – Dean Blumberg has been a visiting lecturer at universities in The Netherlands, Poland and Australia. He also has served as an advisor in three American Law Institute Restatements and on the Legal Advisory Committee of the NYSE.

Dean Blumberg, the 1994 recipient of an honorary LL.D. from the University of Connecticut, is a generous donor to the Law School, having endowed two student scholarships as well as two professorships, one bearing his name and one in honor of his wife, Chief Justice (ret.) Ellen Ash Peters of the Connecticut Supreme Court.

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, Repressive Jurisprudence in the Early American Republic: The First Amendment and the Legacy of English Law (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Phillip I. Blumberg, Tort, Contract, and Other Common Law Problems in the Substantive Law of Parent and Subsidiary Corporations in The Law of Corporate Groups (1987, [Supplement 1989-2003])

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

Phillip I. Blumberg, The Transformation of Modern Corporation Law: The Law of Corporate Groups, 37 Conn. L. Rev. 605 (2005)