James Park

Professor of Law
Faculty Director, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy

  • B.A. Miami University, 1996
  • J.D. Yale, 2000
  • UCLA Faculty Since 2013

James Park is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. He teaches Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Securities Regulation, and a seminar on Advanced Topics in Corporate and Securities Law. He currently serves as the faculty director of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy.

Professor Park’s research examines the public and private enforcement of the securities laws, as well as federal regulation of governance in public corporations. His scholarship has appeared in the California Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Michigan Law Review, and UCLA Law Review.

After graduating from Yale Law School, Professor Park clerked for Judge John G. Koeltl of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and then for Judge Robert A. Katzmann, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He practiced law in New York at a law firm and then as an Assistant Attorney General in the Investor Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office.


  • Books
    • Can Delaware be Dethroned? Evaluating Delaware’s Dominance of Corporate Law (edited by Iman Anabtawi, Stephen Bainbridge, Sung Hui Kim, and James Park). Cambridge Univ. Press (2018).
  • Articles And Chapters
    • Do the Securities Laws Promote Short-Termism?, 10 UC Irvine Law Review 991 (2020). Full Text
    • Delaware and Santa Fe Industries v. Green, in Can Delaware Be Dethroned? Evaluating Delaware's Dominance of Corporate Law, (edited by Iman Anabtawi, Stephen Bainbridge, Sung Hui Kim, and James Park, Cambridge University Press, 2018). Full Text
    • Insider Trading and the Integrity of Mandatory Disclosure, 2018 Wisconsin Law Review 1133 (2018). Full Text
    • Auditor Settlements of Securities Class Actions, 14 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 169 (2017). Full Text
    • Reassessing the Distinction Between Corporate and Securities Law, 64 UCLA Law Review 116 (2017). Full Text
    • Bondholders and Securities Class Actions, 99 Minnesota Law Review 585 (2014). Full Text
    • Securities Class Actions and Bankrupt Companies, 111 Michigan Law Review 547 (2013). Full Text
    • Rules, Principles, and the Competition to Enforce the Securities Laws, 100 California Law Review 115 (2012). Full Text
    • Rule 10b-5 and the Rise of the Unjust Enrichment Principle, 60 Duke Law Journal 345 (2010). Full Text
    • Shareholder Compensation as Dividend, 108 Michigan Law Review 323 (2009). Full Text
    • Assessing the Materiality of Financial Misstatements, 34 Journal of Corporation Law 513 (2009). Reprinted in 42 Securities Law Review 406 (2010). Full Text
    • The Competing Paradigms of Securities Regulation, 57 Duke Law Journal 625 (2007). Reprinted in 50 Corporate Practice Commentator 723 (2008). Full Text
    • The Constitutional Tort Action as Individual Remedy, 38 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Law Review 393 (2003).
  • Essays And Shorter Works
    • Regulation by Selective Enforcement: The SEC and Initial Coin Offerings (with Howard H. Park), 61 Washington Journal of Law and Policy 99 (2020). Full Text
    • When Are Tokens Securities? Some Questions from the Perplexed, Lowell Milken Institute Policy Report (Dec. 2018). Full Text
    • The Limits of the Right to Sell and the Rise of Federal Corporate Law, 70 Oklahoma Law Review 159 (2017).