Stephen Park

Assistant Professor

Business Law

Education/Professional Certification

J.D., Harvard Law School
M.A.L.D. (International Affairs), The Fletcher School, Tufts University
B.A., Ethics, Politics, & Economics, Yale University

Areas of Expertise

International financial regulation
International trade law
Corporate social responsibility and accountability
Corporate compliance


Stephen Park is an Assistant Professor of Business Law and the Satell Fellow in Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Connecticut School of Business. His research is in the areas of international financial regulation, international trade law, corporate social responsibility and accountability, and corporate compliance. His current work focuses on new and evolving forms of transnational regulation and public-private governance in the global financial markets, specifically in sovereign debt finance, sustainable finance and socially responsible investing, and corporate environmental and social reporting.

Professor Park’s research has been published or is forthcoming in the American Business Law Journal, the Stanford Journal of International Law, the Virginia Journal of International Law, the Georgetown Journal of International Law, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, the Stanford Journal of Law, Business, & Finance, the Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, and the Boston College Law Review. Among the awards and honors that he has received for his research are the Holmes-Cardozo Award for Best Conference Paper, the Ralph J. Bunche Award for Outstanding Paper in International Law, and the Kubasek Award for Outstanding Environmental Sustainability Paper from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) and the Hoeber Memorial Award for Excellence in Research from the American Business Law Journal. In 2017, he was the recipient of the ALSB’s Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award, given in recognition of demonstrated excellence and exceptional promise in research, teaching, and service in the business law discipline.

At UConn, Professor Park is the inaugural Director of the Business and Human Rights Initiative, a partnership between the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, the School of Business, and the Human Rights Institute, and Co-Director of the Corporate and Regulatory Compliance Graduate Certificate Program, co-administered by the School of Business and the School of Law.

Featured Publications

International financial regulation

  • “Tribunalizing Sovereign Debt: Argentina’s Experience with Investor-State Dispute Settlement,” 50 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 1033 (2017) (with T.R. Samples) Download Now
  • “Puerto Rico’s Debt Dilemma and Pathways Toward Sovereign Solvency,” 54 American Business Law Journal 9 (2017) (with T.R. Samples) Download Now
  • “Towards Sovereign Equity,” 21 Stanford Journal of Law, Business, & Finance 240 (2016) (with T.R. Samples) Download Now
  • “Guarding the Guardians: The Case for Regulating State-Owned Financial Entities in Global Finance,” 16 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law 739 (2014) Download Now

International trade law

  • “Special Economic Zones and the Perpetual Pluralism of Global Trade and Labor Migration,” 47 Georgetown Journal of International Law 1379 (2016) Download Now
  • “The Long Arm of Section 337: International Trade Law as a Global Business Remedy,” 52 American Business Law Journal 621 (2015) (with M.A. Pagnattaro) Download Now
  • “Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk: Reviving Global Trade and Development after Doha,” 53 Virginia Journal of International Law 365 (2013) Download Now
  • “Bridging the Global Governance Gap: Reforming the Law of Trade Adjustment,” 43 Georgetown Journal of International Law 797 (2012) Download Now

Corporate social responsibility and accountability

  • “Investors as Regulators: Green Bonds and the Governance Challenges of the Sustainable Finance Revolution,” 54 Stanford Journal of International Law (forthcoming 2018)
  • “A Firm-Driven Approach to Global Governance and Sustainability,” 52 American Business Law Journal 255 (2015) (with G. Berger-Walliser) Download Now
  • “Targeted Social Transparency as Global Corporate Strategy,” 35 Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business 87 (2014) Download Now
  • “Human Rights Reporting as Self-Interest: The Integrative and Expressive Dimensions of Corporate Disclosure,” in Law, Business and Human Rights: Bridging the Gap (Edward Elgar, 2014)

Corporate compliance

  • “Organic Corporate Governance,” 59 Boston College Law Review 21 (2018) (with R.C. Bird) Download Now
  • “Turning Corporate Compliance Into Competitive Advantage,” 19 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law 285 (2017) (with R.C. Bird) Download Now
  • “The Domains of Corporate Counsel in an Era of Compliance,” 53 American Business Law Journal 203 (2016) (with R.C. Bird) Download Now
Stephen Park (UConn School of Business)
Contact Information
Phone+1 (860) 486-5742
Mailing AddressUnit 1041
Office LocationBUSN 366