Kevin A. Kordana

  • Professor of Law

Kevin A. Kordana joined the faculty in 1996 as an associate professor of law. He teaches contracts, corporations and nonprofit organizations. His other teaching and research interests include bankruptcy and law and economics.

Kordana is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was a symposium editor of the Yale Law Journal and an editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. He received the Olin Prize for the best paper in law and economics, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Upon graduation from law school, Kordana clerked for Chief Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Southern California and George Washington University law schools.


  • J.D.
    Yale Law School
  • B.A.
    Yale University

Book Chapters

The Rawlsian View of Private Ordering (with David H. Blankfein-Tabachnick), in Freedom of Association, Cambridge University Press (2008).
Taxation, the Private Law, and Distributive Justice (with David H. Tabachnick), in Taxation, Economic Prosperity, and Distributive Justice, Cambridge University Press, 142–165 (2006).
Theoretical Considerations in Charitable Conversions, in Stiftungsrecht in Europa, C. Heymanns (2001).

Articles & Reviews

On Rawlsian Contractualism and the Private Law (with David Blankfein-Tabachnick), 108 Virginia Law Review 265–296 (2022).
Kaplow and Shavell and the Priority of Income Taxation and Transfer (with David Blankfein-Tabachnick), 69 Hastings Law Journal 1–43 (2017).
The Rawlsian View of Private Ordering (with David Blankfein-Tabachnick), 25 Social Philosophy & Policy 288–307 (2008).
On Belling the Cat: Rawls and Tort as Corrective Justice (with David Blankfein-Tabachnick), 92 Virginia Law Review 1279–1310 (2006).
Taxation, the Private Law, and Distributive Justice, 23 Social Philosophy & Policy 142–165 (2006).
Rawls and Contract Law (with David Blankfein-Tabachnick), 73 George Washington Law Review 598–632 (2005).
Tax and the Philosopher's Stone (with David Blankfein-Tabachnick), 89 Virginia Law Review 647–678 (2003).
Daubert and Litigation-Driven Econometrics (with Terrance O’Reilly), 87 Virginia Law Review 2019–2027 (2001).
A Positive Theory of Chapter 11 (with Eric A. Posner), 74 NYU Law Review 161–234 (1999).
Political Parties as Donative Intermediaries, 85 Virginia Law Review 1683–1695 (1999).
A Farewell to Tournaments?: The Need for an Alternative Explanation of Law Firm Structure and Growth (with George Rutherglen), 84 Virginia Law Review 1695–1705 (1998).
Tax Increases in Municipal Bankruptcies, 83 Virginia Law Review 1035–1107 (1997).
Petrie Stores: Does General Utilities Ride Again? (with E. Freir), 3 M&A Tax Report 1 (1994).

Op-Eds, Blogs, Shorter Works

What’s the Status of General Obligation Bonds in Municipal Bankruptcy? (with Chris Herzeca), Public Sector Inc. (January 14, 2014).

Current Courses

All Courses

Corporations (Law & Business)
Corporate Finance
Nonprofit Organizations
Seminar in Ethical Values


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