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Franklin A. Gevurtz

Franklin Gevurtz

Distinguished Professor of Law
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles
J.D., University of California, Berkeley


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Professor Gevurtz is — in the words of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — a “leading commentator” on corporate law. Among Professor Gevurtz’ widely cited scholarship is the treatise, Corporation Law. Professor Gevurtz is also well-known for authoring the casebook, Business Planning (now in its forth edition) – which is by far the dominant book used to teach the course in law schools throughout the United States. Most recently, Professor Gevurtz authored the book, Global Issues in Corporate Law; part of a revolutionary 23-book series for which Professor Gevurtz also serves as series editor and which are designed to facilitate the introduction of international and comparative law issues in core law school courses. Professor Gevurtz also has written numerous law review articles on topics including corporate law, the law of other business organizations, and the antitrust laws. Prior to joining the Pacific McGeorge faculty in 1982, Professor Gevurtz practiced with the law firm of O’Melveny and Myers in Los Angeles. He has been a visiting professor at the law schools of the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Davis, and has taught or lectured in Athens, Copenhagen, Lisbon, London, Nancy (France), Salzburg and Seoul. In 2006, the University of the Pacific conferred its Distinguished Faculty Award on Professor Gevurtz.

Courses: U.S. Antitrust & International Competition Law, Business Associations, Business Planning, Federal Securities Regulation, Torts

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