Elizabeth Pollman

Professor of Law
William M. Rains Fellow

Elizabeth Pollman, Professor of Law, William M. Rains Fellow

Courses Taught

  • Business Associations
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Governance

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Education

  • AB, with distinction, Stanford University
  • JD, with distinction, Stanford Law School, Order of the Coif

Background

Professor Pollman teaches business law courses and her research focuses on corporate personhood, the constitutional rights of corporations, as well as on startups, entrepreneurship, and law and technology. She was the 2014 recipient of the ESBA Excellence in Teaching Award. 

Before joining the Loyola faculty, Pollman was a fellow at the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University, and a teaching fellow at Stanford Law School. She previously practiced as a transactional lawyer and business litigator at Latham & Watkins in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. She clerked for the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Selected Scholarship

Articles

Book Chapters

  • The Rise of Regulatory Affairs in Innovative Startups, in The Handbook on Law and Entrepreneurship in the United States (D. Gordon Smith & Christine Hurt eds.) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018)
  • Corporate Governance Beyond Economics, in The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up? (Steven Davidoff Solomon, Randall Thomas & William Savitt, eds.) (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2017)
  • Social and Asocial Enterprise, in The Cambridge Handbook of Social Enterprise Law (Benjamin Means & Joseph W. Yockey, eds.) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017)
  • The Supreme Court’s View of Corporate Rights: Two Centuries of Evolution and Controversy, in Corporations and American Democracy (with Margaret M. Blair) (Naomi R. Lamoreaux & William J. Novak, eds.) (Harvard University Press 2017)
  • Corporate Law and Theory in Hobby Lobby, in The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty (Micah Schwartzman, Chad Flanders, & Zoë Robinson, eds.) (Oxford University Press 2016)

Essays & Shorter Works