Co-Director, Program in Business Law and Policy
Professor Christine Hurt, the co-director of the Program in Business Law and Policy, teaches and writes in the area of corporations, securities regulation, microfinance, corporate tax, partnerships, and torts.
Professor Hurt joined the Illinois faculty from Marquette University in fall 2006. In the spring of 2012, she led a group of 15 Illinois law students to the African country of Malawi as part of a seminar on microfinance. She is the co-author, with Gordon Smith, of a four-volume treatise, Bromberg and Ribstein on Partnership, and an annual manual, Bromberg and Ribstein on Limited Liability Partnerships. 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 blog The Conglomerate. More recently, her article "The Windfall Myth" appeared in the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy and "Regulating Compensation" in the Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal. Professor Hurt is also a regular commentator on the radio program, Legal Issues in the News, which airs on WILL Illinois Public Radio and BYU radio on Sirius XM. Professor Hurt visited at the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University in spring 2013.
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.