James D. Cox, Brainerd Currie Professor of Law. B.S. 1966, Arizona State University; J.D. 1969, University of California, Hastings College of the Law; LL.M. 1971, Harvard University. Professor Cox is a native of Kansas. He entered law teaching as a fellow at Boston University and has since taught at the University of San Francisco, Stanford, and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, before coming to Duke in 1979. He has focused his writing and teaching in the areas of corporate and securities law, and is the author of a book on the utilization of financial information in the regulation of public corporations, a 2010 multi-volume treatise on corporate law, and casebooks on securities regulations (6th ed. 2009) and business organizations (10th ed. 2011). He spent the spring of 1989 as a senior Fulbright research fellow at the University of Sydney. He was a former member of the New York Stock Exchange Legal Advisory Committee and the NASD Legal Advisory Board, and is currently a member of the ABA Committee on Corporate Laws and the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. In 2001, Professor Cox was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Mercature from the University of South Denmark.