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

Kaplow and Shavell and the Priority of Income Taxation and Transfer (with David Blankfein-Tabachnick), 69 Hastings L.J. 1 (2017). 
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"The Rawlsian View of Private Ordering," (with David H. Blankfein Tabachnick), 25 Soc. Phil. & Pol’y 288 (2008); reprinted in Ellen Frankel Paul et al, ed., Freedom of Association(Cambridge U. Press, 2008).

"On Belling the Cat: Rawls and Tort as Corrective Justice," (with David Tabachnick), 92 Va. L. Rev. 1279 (2006).
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"Taxation, the Private Law, and Distributive Justice," (with David Tabachnick), 23 Soc. Phil. & Pol'y 142 (2006); reprinted in Taxation, Economic Prosperity, and Distributive Justice(Cambridge U. Press, 2006).

"Rawls & Contract Law," (with David Tabachnick), 73 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 598 (2005).
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"Tax and the Philosopher’s Stone," (reviewing Murphy & Nagel, The Myth of Ownership) (with David Tabachnick), 89 Va. L. Rev. 647 (2003).
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"Theoretical Considerations in Charitable Conversions," in Klaus J. Hopt & Dieter Reuter, eds.2001 Stiftungsrecht in Europa ("Foundation Law in Europe").

"Daubert and Litigation-Driven Econometrics," (with Terrance O'Reilly), 87 Va. L. Rev. 2019 (2001).
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"Political Parties as Donative Intermediaries," 85 Va. L. Rev. 1683 (1999).
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"A Positive Theory of Chapter 11," (with Eric Posner), 74 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 161 (1999).
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“A Farewell to Tournaments? The Need for an Alternative Explanation of Law Firm Structure and Growth,” (with George Rutherglen), 84 Va. L. Rev. 1695 (1998).
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"Tax Increases in Municipal Bankruptcies," 83 Va. L. Rev. 1035 (1997).
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"Law Firms and Associate Careers: Tournament Theory vs. the Production-Imperative Model," 104 Yale L.J. 1907 (1995).
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"Petrie Stores: Does General Utilities Ride Again?" (with E. Freir), 3 M&A Tax Rep. 1 (1994).

Current Courses

All Courses

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


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