Porcher L. Taylor III, J.D. is professor and program chair of the paralegal studies program in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond. He also holds a joint appointment (2010-2016) as an associate professor of management in the University’s Robins School of Business.
Taylor is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He received a J.D. degree from the University of Florida College of Law. His articles have been published in Columbia Science and Technology Law Review and Accounting Horizons (a double-blind peer-review journal), among others. An idea in an opinion article by Taylor played a pivotal role in having Congress amend the federal law on campus crime reporting in 2008.
He is a recipient of the University’s Distinguished Educator Award for 2005–2006. Since 1997, he has taught courses in all five of the University’s schools, a total of 18 different courses.
His ideas on corporate governance reform have appeared in The Washington Post. For five years he was a senior associate (non-resident) at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), a prominent nonprofit public policy research institution in Washington, D.C. He served in the Army JAG Corps for nearly five years and practiced law for nearly seven years as a litigation associate with the law firm of Ruden, McCloskey, et al. in Florida.
University of Richmond Distinguished Educator Award
Taylor, P. L. III (2003, December 4). Satellite imagery intelligence (IMINT) sharing in joint peacekeeping operations: Five alternatives for obtaining IMINT when the U.S. government cannot share or refuses to share its IMINT with certain U.S. allies. Presentation at the second annual conference on Peacekeeping Intelligence. Ottawa, Canada.
Taylor, P. L. III (2003, November 6). The imperatives for a Contrarian Threat Assessment Directorate (CTAD): 15 lessons for intelligence agencies and national security and defense policymakers in a post-9/11 preemption era. Presentation at the Intelligence Analysis-2: Evolving Tasks, Emergent Capabilities Conference. Ottawa, Canada.
Taylor, P. L. III (1997, September 20). The Solomonic paradigm of leadership. Presentation to the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference, Richmond, VA.
- Senator, University Faculty Senate (2015-2018)
- Presidential Search Committee (2014-2015)
- Planning and Priorities Committee (2014 – present)
- SCHEV Selection Committee (2011, 2012 & 2014)
- Moderator, Faculty & Staff Panel, Search Committee for the Associate Vice President for Public Safety and University Chief of Police (2010)
- Program for Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness (PETE) Committee (2005-2014)
- Provost Ad Hoc Curriculum Task Force: Subcommittee on Upper-Division Cross-School Curricular Opportunities (2008-2010)
- University Committee for Cross-School Curricular Oversight (Aug. 2010 – present)
- Committee on Committees (Fall 2005 – Spring 2009)
- Law and Medicine Committee, School of Law (2006)
- Provost Search Committee (Dec. 2000 – April 2001)
- University Faculty Council (two appointments; 1999-2001)
- Provost Shadow Committee
- Early Retirement Committee
- The University’s Year 2000 Community Issues Group (Fall 1999)
- Judge, 2001 Virginia Federation of Independent Colleges (VFIC) Ethics Bowl, Feb. 4, 2001. Judged the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and Robins School of Business teams.
- CIGNA Scholar Mentor, Spring 1997
Taylor, P. L., III, & Litteral, L. A. (2015). The first-year seminar: An innovative way for business law professors to integrate liberal arts pedagogy into undergraduate business education. Journal of Legal Studies in Business, 19, 1-46.
Bosse, D. A., & Taylor, P. L., III. (2012). The second glass ceiling impedes women entrepreneurs. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 17(1), 52-68.
Taylor, P. L. III, & Kay, H. L. (2011). A green board as a climate-change imperative: Appointing a climate-change expert to the audit committee. University of Baltimore Journal of Environmental Law, 18 (2), 215-261.
Taylor, P. L. III, Pinguelo, F. M., & Cedrone, T. D. (2010). The Reverse-Morals Clause: The unique way to save talent’s reputation and money in a new era of corporate crimes and scandals. Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, 28(1), 65-113.
Taylor, P. L. III. (2010). Maximizing the recruitment of scholarship-hungry law faculty: A modest change to the FAR form. Indiana Law Journal Supplement, 85(4), 15-23.
Hodges, A. C., & Taylor, P. L. III. (2005). The business fallout from the rapid obsolescence and planned obsolescence of high-tech products: Downsizing of noncompetition agreements. Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, 6(3), 1-31.
Coombs, J. E. & Taylor, P. L. III. (2006). Non-competition agreements and research productivity in the biotechnology industry. In Zacharias, A. (Ed.), Frontiers of entrepreneurship research 2006 (pp. 357-367). Babson Park, MA: Babson College.
Geiger, M. A. & Taylor, P. L. III. (2003). CEO and CFO certifications of financial information. Accounting Horizons, 17(4), 357-368.