Assistant Professor of Law

Nili, Yaron

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Telephone: 608-262-0525
Office: Room 6110, Law School
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Tuesday 2:30-3:30 PM; Thursday 10:30-11:30 AM

S.J.D., Harvard Law School (2015)
LL.M., Harvard Law School (2008)
M.B.A. (Finance) Hebrew University (2007)
LL.B. Hebrew University, Faculty of Law (2006)

Teaching Areas:
Business Organizations/Corporations
Securities Regulation

Recently Taught Courses
741 Business Organizations II
914 Securities Regulation
950 National Transactional Law Meet
953 SP Bus. Orgs: Corporate Governance and Deals Lab

Research Interests:
Corporate Law
Corporate Governance
Shareholder Activism
Hedge Funds
Private Equity
Securities Regulation
The Board of Directors
Retail Investors
Gender Diversity


Yaron Nili teaches courses in Corporate and Securities Law. His scholarly interests include corporate law, securities law and corporate governance, with a particular focus on the role and function of the board of directors, shareholder activism, hedge funds and private equity.

Professor Nili graduated summa cum laude from the Hebrew University Faculty of Law, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Hebrew University Law Review. He also earned an M.B.A. in finance, magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University. Subsequently, Professor Nili served as a law clerk to Justice Ayala Procaccia of the Israeli Supreme Court. In 2007, Professor Nili was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue advanced legal studies at Harvard Law School where he earned his LL.M. and subsequently his S.J.D. While at Harvard, Professor Nili served as a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics and as a fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance. Professor Nili also worked in private practice as a corporate associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York.

His recent publications appear or are forthcoming in the California Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Boston University Law Review, Alabama Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, the Journal of Corporation Law, the Hastings Law Journal, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Harvard Business Law Review, and the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. Professor Nili's work is available for download on his SSRN page.