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Jacob Hale Russell
Teaching Fellow in Corporate Governance & Practice and Lecturer in Law


Jacob Hale Russell is lecturer in law and teaching fellow for Stanford Law School’s LLM Program in Corporate Governance and Practice. He is responsible for all aspects of the corporate governance LLM program, including student advising and teaching. He teaches the Corporate Governance Colloquium, a seminar on the economic analysis of corporate law, in fall and winter, and Contracts: American Law to advanced degree students in the spring. Previously, Jacob was academic fellow at Stanford's Rock Center for Corporate Governance. 

Jacob’s research focuses on the application of behavioral law and economics to consumer protection and financial regulation; the retirement industry and pension plans; the governance of mutual funds and institutional investors; and the relationship between regulation and financial crises.

Jacob received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, his master’s degree in political science from M.I.T., and his bachelor’s degree from Harvard. Prior to law school, he was a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York. Before returning to Stanford as a fellow in 2013, he was an associate in the financial services practice at Goodwin Procter in Boston. He has also consulted on legal and business topics to start-ups in the media and technology industry.