Geis Adds Corporate Law Expertise to The Great Courses Series

George Geis

George Geis is the William S. Potter Professor of Law and the Thomas F. Bergin Teaching Professor of Law. Photo by Tom Cogill

October 25, 2019

Professor George Geis, an expert in corporate law and finance, is the latest University of Virginia School of Law professor to be tapped for The Great Courses series.

Geis teaches an introduction to corporate law in the “Law School for Everyone” category.

“Corporate law is society’s means of facilitating the good that corporations do while reining in bad behavior — setting the boundaries of fair play so that different players can focus their energy and resources on productive efforts,” he says in an online promotion for the class, which is available in video and audio formats.

The 12-part course outlines the various types of corporations, including how they’re created; examines the work of boards of directors and what their legal rights are; and observes the fiduciary obligations that protect corporations.

Professor Molly Bishop Shadel has also recorded installments for “Law School for Everyone.”

At UVA Law, Geis teaches contracts, corporations, accounting and corporate finance. He also directs the John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program and is the faculty adviser for the J.D.-MBA dual-degree program. In 2018, his paper “Traceable Shares and Corporate Law,” was named one of the top 10 corporate and securities articles of 2018. He spoke about the article on the UVA Law podcast “Common Law.”

From 2012-17, he served as vice dean of the Law School.

Geis is the William S. Potter Professor of Law and the Thomas F. Bergin Teaching Professor of Law. He joined the faculty in 2008.

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