Jared A. Ellias

Visiting Associate Professor of Law

Associate Professor, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

AB, University of Michigan
JD, Columbia Law School

Areas of Interest
Bankruptcy, Contracts, Economics & Law
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Biography

Professor Jared A. Ellias is a visiting associate professor of law at the Boston University School of Law.  He is visiting from the faculty of the University of California Hastings College of the Law, which he joined in the fall of 2014, after serving as a lecturer and teaching fellow at Stanford Law School. Prior to joining Stanford Law School, Professor Ellias was an associate in private practice at Brown Rudnick LLP in New York, where he represented financial institutions and ad hoc and statutory creditor committees in corporate restructuring transactions, both in and out of bankruptcy court. He has trial experience in the bankruptcy courts of the District of Delaware, the Western District of Louisiana and the Southern District of New York.

Professor Ellias’ current research focuses on the governance of large bankrupt firms and the role played by activist investors. He is also studying agency costs in distressed firms more generally. His research interests include corporate bankruptcy, corporate governance, contract law, empirical methods in social science, and law and economics.

Professor Ellias received his JD from Columbia Law School in 2008 and his AB from the University of Michigan in 2005.

Courses

4 credits

Course about the legal structure and characteristics of business corporations. Topics include the promotion and formation of corporations; the distribution of power between management and shareholders; the limitations on management powers imposed by state law fiduciary duties and federal securities laws; shareholder derivative suits; capital structure and financing of corporations; and fundamental changes in corporate structure, such as mergers and sales of assets. The course serves as a prerequisite to advanced courses. PREREQUISITE: Business Fundamentals. GRADING NOTICE: The CR/NC/H option is only offered in Professor Marks's section.

FALL 2017: LAW JD 816 A1 , Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
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Mon,Wed 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 4 Frederick Tung LAW
FALL 2017: LAW JD 816 M1 , Sep 5th to Dec 7th 2017
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Tue,Thu 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 4 Stephen G. Marks LAW
SPRG 2018: LAW JD 816 E1 , Jan 16th to Apr 24th 2018
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Tue,Thu 8:30 am 10:30 am 4 Jared Ellias LAW
SPRG 2018: LAW JD 816 W1 , Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2018
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Mon,Wed 10:40 am 12:40 pm 4 Stephen G. Marks LAW
FALL 2018: LAW JD 816 M1 , Sep 4th to Dec 6th 2018
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Tue,Thu 10:40 am 12:40 pm 4 Stephen G. Marks
FALL 2018: LAW JD 816 W1 , Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018
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Tue,Thu 8:30 am 10:30 am 4 David I. Walker
SPRG 2019: LAW JD 816 W1 , Jan 15th to Apr 19th 2019
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Tue,Thu 11:00 am 12:30 pm 4 David I. Walker
Fri 10:30 am 11:50 am 4 David I. Walker

3 credits

The premise of the course is that there is a generic set of economic challenges common to all complex business transactions, and that there are systematic approaches to the design of contractual responses to each of those problems. The economic structure of these challenges and responses provides a framework through which to analyze transactions. In this course, we first learn a conceptual framework for thinking about economic problems in contracting and we then "test" the framework by analyzing real transactions, with the aid of attorneys that worked on them. PREREQUISITE: Corporations. RECOMMENDED COURSES: Bankruptcy; Securities Regulation; Mergers & Acquisitions; any upper class business law classes are helpful. NOTES: This class does not satisfy the upper-class writing requirement. GRADING NOTICE: This class does not offer the CR/NC/H option. ** A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar (designated by an (S) in the title), or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, may be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who are on a wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.

SPRG 2018: LAW JD 999 A1 , Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2018
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Wed 4:20 pm 6:20 pm 3 Jared Ellias LAW
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