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Jennifer S. Taub

Jennifer S. Taub
Professor of Law

JD, Harvard Law School, 1993;
BA, Yale College, 1989

Phone: 802-831-1107


Professor Jennifer Taub researches and writes in the areas of corporate governance, financial market reform, and mutual fund regulation. Her first book OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES: HOW DECADES OF BAILOUTS, CAPTIVE REGULATORS, AND TOXIC BANKERS MADE HOME MORTGAGES A THRILLING BUSINESS was published in May 2014 by Yale University Press.

Professor Taub joined the faculty of Vermont Law School in 2011 after serving as a senior lecturer and coordinator of the Business Law Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst's Isenberg School of Management. Prior to joining academia, she was an associate general counsel with Fidelity Investments. She received her BA degree, cum laude, from Yale University, with distinction in the English major, and her JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. She teaches business law courses, including Contracts, Corporations, Securities Regulation, and White Collar Crime.

In addition to the book OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES, Taub has written extensively on the financial crisis. Her publications include The Sophisticated Investor and the Global Financial Crisis in CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FAILURES: THE ROLE OF INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS IN THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS (UPenn Press, 2011) and a case study on American International Group in Robert A. G. Monks and Nell Minow's fifth edition of CORPORATE GOVERNANCE (Wiley, 2011). Additional works include a chapter titled Delays, Dilutions, and Delusions: Implementing the Dodd-Frank Act in RESTORING SHARED PROSPERITY: A POLICY AGENDA FROM LEADING KEYNESIAN ECONOMISTS (2013) and a chapter titled What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Banking in the HANDBOOK ON THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS (Oxford, 2012). She wrote entries on Shadow Banking and Financial Deregulation for the OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN BUSINESS, LABOR AND ECONOMIC HISTORY (Oxford, 2013) and the chapter Great Expectations for the Office of Financial Research, in WILL IT WORK? HOW WILL WE KNOW? THE FUTURE OF FINANCIAL REFORM (2010). In addition, she has published Reforming the Banks for Good in DISSENT (2014).

Professor Taub's corporate governance work often focuses on the role of institutional investors, including mutual funds. Her article Able but Not Willing: The Failure of Mutual Fund Advisers to Advocate for Shareholders' Rights J. CORP. L. (2009) was initially presented at a conference jointly sponsored by the Yale School of Management's Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and the Oxford Said Business School. Her article titled Managers in the Middle: Seeing and Sanctioning Corporate Political Spending after Citizens United was presented at the New York University Law School, Brennan Center for Justice and later published in the N.Y.U. J. LEGIS. & PUB. POL'Y (2012). Taub has also recently ventured into the area of legal education reform with her article Unpopular Contracts and Why They Matter: Burying Langdell and Enlivening Students, published in the WASH L. REV. (2013)

In addition to scholarly work, Professor Taub has written pieces for a variety of blogs including the N.Y. TIMES DEALBOOK, THE BASELINE SCENARIO, THE RACE TO THE BOTTOM, THE PARETO COMMONS, THE CONGLOMERATE, and CONCURRING OPINIONS. She has been interviewed by THE WALL STREET JOURNAL/MARKETWATCH, MONEY, CBSNEWS.COM, MARKETPLACE RADIO, VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO, BLOOMBERG, and other national and regional media outlets.