David S Sokolow
Professor Sokolow teaches in the areas of contracts, corporations, and entertainment and art law and serves as the Director of Student Life. Sokolow, a two-time winner of the Texas Exes Teaching Excellence Award, clerked for the Honorable Thomas Gibbs Gee of the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York before joining the Texas faculty in 1981. He graduated from Columbia College and Columbia Law School, and holds graduate degrees in art history (Columbia) and business administration (UT-Austin). His recent articles include, "Fiduciary Duty ? la Lyonnais: An Economic Perspective on Corporate Governance in a Financially Distressed Firm" (Journal of Corporation Law, 1996). Professor Sokolow has also been honored as the outstanding professor four years in a row (1992-1996) by the Chicano and Hispanic Law Students Association. He earned his J.D. at Columbia in 1979, an M.B.A. at the University of Texas in 1993 and an M.A. in art history at Columbia in 1971. He has served as an expert witness and consultant in a variety of legal matters, primarily on contracts and corporate law. In addition, he lectures on Contracts, Corporations, and Agency & Partnership across the country for BARBRI, America's largest bar review company.