Associate Professor of Law
BComm LLB, University of Queensland, Australia
LLM, SJD, Harvard Law School
Areas of Interest
- Office 1402A
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone 617-353-5753
Scott Hirst joined Boston University School of law as an associate professor in 2018. His research seeks to explain phenomena in corporate law, securities regulation, and related areas, and to inform policy making on these subjects. His work combines empirical methods and conceptual analyses from finance, accounting, and economics, with close attention to the institutional environment within which corporations and investors make decisions. He teaches Corporations, Corporate Governance, and Mergers and Acquisitions.
Hirst’s recent scholarship has appeared in the Columbia Law Review, the Boston University Law Review, the Yale Journal on Regulation, the Harvard Business Law Review, the Journal of Corporation Law and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. It has been referred to by the Securities and Exchange Commission in its rule making and discussed in the Wall Street Journal, among other places.
Before joining BU Law, Hirst served as research director of the Program on Institutional Investors at Harvard Law School and practiced for seven years in the mergers and acquisitions group of Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York. Hirst received Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees from Harvard Law School, and Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
Scott Hirst, Holger Spamann & Gabriel Rauterberg, Corporations in 100 Pages, Independently published (2020).
In the Media
- October 13, 2019
Scott Hirst quoted in CNBC. read more
- October 8, 2019
Scott Hirst quoted in NPR. read more
- September 23, 2019
Scott Hirst is featured in MorningStar. read more
- July 23, 2019
Scott Hirst's upcoming paper is mentioned in Market Watch. read more
- July 11, 2019
Scott Hirst's research is featured in the Wall Street Journal. read more
- June 20, 2019
Scott Hirst co-authored a piece for Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. read more
- May 23, 2019
Scott Hirst's research mentioned in an article for JDSUPRA. read more
- December 13, 2018
Scott Hirst featured in Law360. read more
- October 4, 2018
Scott Hirst contributes to Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation read more