Teaching Interests: Business Organizations, Contracts, Corporations, Law and Economics, Social Welfare
Education: B.A., Morehouse College, 2000; Visiting Student, London School of Economics and
Political Science, 1998-1999, J.D., Yale Law School, 2003.
Experience: 2009-present, Associate Professor of Law, Cecil C. Humphreys school of Law; 2005-2009,
Assistant Professor of Law, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law; 2003-2005, Associate,
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz; Coker Fellow, Yale Law School, 2002-2003.
Admitted: Tennessee (inactive)
Achievements/Publications: Lee Harris has been a member of the Memphis faculty since 2005. He teaches Contracts,
Corporations, and Mergers & Acquisitions. He writes about the various ways investors
influence the firm. His work has been selected for presentation at the Stanford/Yale
Junior Faculty Forum and featured in prominent media outlets, like The Economist magazine.
In addition to his appointment at Memphis, Harris has held visiting appointments at
the George Washington School of Law in Washington DC and the Grenoble Ecole de Management
in France. Prior to coming to Memphis, Professor Harris worked at Baker Donelson,
a large corporate law firm. He has also held teaching fellowships in the Economics
Department at Yale University and at Yale Law School. Professor Harris graduated from
Yale Law School and Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. He has also been a visiting
student at the London School of Economics.
1. CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ENTITIES: A PRACTICAL APPROACH (Aspen 2011)
2. MASTERING CORPORATIONS & OTHER BUSINESS ENTITIES (Carolina Academic Press 2008)
- Corporate Elections and Tactical Settlements, 39 J. CORP. L. 221 (2014)
- CEO Retention, 24 FLA. L. REV. 1753 (2013)
- The Politics of Shareholder Voting, 86 NYU L. REV. 1761 (2011)
- Shareholder Campaign Funds: A Campaign subsidy Scheme for Corporate Elections, 58 UCLA L. REV. 167 (2010)
- Missing in Activism: Retail Investor Absence in Corporate Elections, 2010 COLUM. BUS. L. REV. 101 (2010), discussed in The Economist.
- A Critical Theory of Private Equity, 35 DEL. J. CORP. L. 259 (2010), reprinted in 2 FINANCIAL FRAUD L. REPORT 262 (March 2010)
- Tort Reform as Carrot-and-Stick, 46 HARVARD J. LEGIS 163 (2009), reprinted in A. POPPER, TORT REFORM: ESSAYS, CASES & MATERIALS (2010) and selected for 2007 Yale-Stanford
Junior Faculty Forum
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