Co-Director, Program in Business Law and Policy
Professor Christine Hurt, the co-director of the Program in Business Law and Policy, focuses on business associations, corporate finance, securities regulation, torts, and business ethics.
Professor Hurt joined the Illinois faculty from Marquette University in fall 2006. She has also taught international commercial arbitration, international business transactions and project finance. Her articles have appeared in Iowa Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, Boston University Law Review, and Cardozo Law Review, and she is a regular writer and contributor to The Conglomerate. She also is the co-author of Interactive Citation Workbook and its related web-based program on the Lexis website. Her most recent article, "The Undercivilization of Corporate Law" was accepted for publication in the Winter 2008 issue of the Journal of Corporate Law. Professor Hurt is also a regular commentator on the radio program, Legal Issues in the News, on WILL Illinois Public Radio.
Before entering law teaching, Professor Hurt practiced corporate law for a number of years in Houston at Baker Botts, LLP, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. As a first-year student at the University of Texas School of Law, she co-founded the Texas Journal of Women and the Law.