Stephen Park

Associate Professor and Satell Fellow in Corporate Social Responsibility
Academic Co-Director of MBA Programs - EMBA

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 Associate Professor of Business Law 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 primarily focuses on sustainability and human rights issues in global financial markets.

Professor Park’s research has been published or is forthcoming in the American Business Law Journal, the American Journal of International Law, the Harvard International Law Journal, the Yale Journal of International Law, the Virginia Journal of International Law, the Stanford Journal of International Law, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, the Boston College Law Review, and the Business and Human Rights Journal, among other scholarly outlets. 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), the Distinguished Paper Award from the Canadian Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and the Hoeber Memorial Award for Excellence in Research from the American Business Law Journal. He is a recipient of the ALSB’s Distinguished Early Career Achievement Award, given in recognition of demonstrated excellence and exceptional promise in research, teaching, and service in the business law discipline.

At UConn, Professor Park has taught in the School of Business’s MBA, Executive MBA, MS in Financial and Enterprise Risk Management, MS in Accounting, and undergraduate programs. He has been twice awarded the MSFERM Program’s Outstanding Faculty Member for his teaching. Professor Park is co-director of the Business and Human Rights Initiative, a partnership between the School of Business and the Human Rights Institute, and co-academic director of the Corporate and Regulatory Compliance Graduate Certificate Program, co-administered by the School of Business and the School of Law. He currently serves as academic director of the Executive MBA program.

Professor Park holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a M.A.L.D. in International Affairs from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, & Economics from Yale University.

Featured Publications

International financial regulation (including sovereign debt)

  • “Promises and Perils of Sovereign Debt Transparency” 49 Yale Journal of International Law __ (forthcoming 2024) (with Tim R Samples)
  • “Distrust, Disorder, and the New Governance of Sovereign Debt” 62 Harvard International Law Journal 175 (2021) (with Tim R Samples) Download Now
  • “A Global Leviathan Emerges: The Federal Reserve, COVID-19, and International Law” 114 American Journal of International Law 657 (2020) (with Daniel D. Bradlow) Download Now
  • “Tribunalizing Sovereign Debt: Argentina’s Experience with Investor-State Dispute Settlement” 50 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 1033 (2017) (with Tim R Samples) Download Now
  • “Puerto Rico’s Debt Dilemma and Pathways Toward Sovereign Solvency” 54 American Business Law Journal 9 (2017) (with Tim R Samples) Download Now
  • “Towards Sovereign Equity” 21 Stanford Journal of Law, Business, & Finance 240 (2016) (with Tim 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 Marisa Anne 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 (including ESG investing and reporting)

  • “Climate Change and a Just Transition to the Future of Work” 60 American Business Law Journal 701 (2023) (w. Norman D. Bishara) Download Now
  • “Sustainable Finance in Global Capital Markets” in Research Handbook on Global Capital Markets Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023) Download Now
  • “Legal Strategy Disrupted: Managing Climate Change and Regulatory Transformation” 58 American Business Law Journal 711 (2021) Download Now
  • “ESG Disclosure in Comparative Perspective: Optimizing Private Ordering in Public Reporting” 41 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 249 (2019) (w. Virginia Harper Ho) Download Now
  • “Green Bonds and Beyond: Debt Financing as a Sustainability Driver” in Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability (Cambridge University Press, 2019) Download Now
  • “Social Bonds for Sustainable Development: A Human Rights Perspective on Impact Investing” 3 Business and Human Rights Journal 233 (2018) Download Now
  • “Investors as Regulators: Green Bonds and the Governance Challenges of the Sustainable Finance Revolution” 54 Stanford Journal of International Law 1 (2018) Download Now
  • “A Firm-Driven Approach to Global Governance and Sustainability” 52 American Business Law Journal 255 (2015) (with Gerlinde Berger-Walliser) Download Now
  • “Targeted Social Transparency as Global Corporate Strategy” 35 Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business 87 (2014) Download Now

Corporate compliance

  • “Social Responsibility Regulation and Its Challenges to Corporate Compliance” 14 Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law 39 (2019) Download Now
  • “Organic Corporate Governance” 59 Boston College Law Review 21 (2018) (with Robert C. Bird) Download Now
  • “Turning Corporate Compliance Into Competitive Advantage” 19 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law 285 (2017) (with Robert C. Bird) Download Now
  • “The Domains of Corporate Counsel in an Era of Compliance” 53 American Business Law Journal 203 (2016) (with Robert C. Bird) Download Now
Contact Information
Phone+1 (860) 486-5742
Mailing AddressUnit 1041
Office LocationBUSN 366
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