Business Law Professors Honored for Research

Two UConn business law professors received prestigious research awards over the summer.

Professors Stephen Park and Robert Bird received the Hoeber Memorial Award for Excellence in Research for their article, “The Domains of Corporate Counsel in an Era of Compliance.” The Hoeber award, given in memory of prominent business law professor Ralph C. Hoeber, is awarded by the editors of the American Business Law Journal to recognize excellent research. 

Their interest in corporate compliance extends beyond the academic. Both Bird and Park were instrumental in creating a new, four-course, certificate program in corporate and regulatory compliance, a partnership between the UConn School of Business and UConn School of Law. The new certificate program is designed for business professionals who are interested in careers in compliance, ethics, internal monitoring, regulatory affairs and related areas.

In addition, Park and University of Georgia professor Tim Samples received the Holmes-Cardozo Award for their article, “Puerto Rico’s Debt Dilemma and Pathways Toward Sovereign Solvency.” The Holmes-Cardozo Award, named after two prominent Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, recognizes the best paper presented at the 2016 conference of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, which this year was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.