Associate Professor Elizabeth Pollman

New Faculty Profile: Business Law Professor Elizabeth Pollman

Associate Professor Elizabeth Pollman joined the Loyola faculty in the 2012-2013 school year from Stanford Law School, where she served as a teaching fellow with the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance since 2009. She also received her JD from Stanford Law School in 2005, Order of the Coif, and earned her BA in anthropology with distinction from the university in 1999. She will teach Business Associations and related classes.

Pollman’s scholarship examines various topics in business law, particularly corporate rights and the legal consequences of corporate identity. Her publications include “Reconceiving Corporate Personhood,” (forthcoming, Utah Law Review) and “Citizens Not United: The Lack of Stockholder Voluntariness in Corporate Political Speech,” for the Yale Law Journal in 2009. Her current works in progress assess whether corporations have a constitutional right to privacy and the public/private company distinction with the advent of new trading platforms for private company shares.

Prior to joining the Loyola Law School faculty, Pollman was an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP. Her diverse practice experience includes corporate transactional and litigation work. She clerked for the Honorable Judge Raymond C. Fisher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to attending law school, Pollman worked at a newspaper start-up and on an anthropology publication.

Pollman said that she is “thrilled” to be on campus and join the close-knit community shared here “in one of the most dynamic cities in the world.” She looks forward to implementing techniques and strategies learned in her recent professional experience. “I'm interested in creating an active learning experience,” Pollman said. “I like to use examples and real-world problems to help teach legal rules and theory and to give students insight into practice.”