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Da Lin
Assistant Professor of Law
Courses Taught Business Associations Corporate Governance

Da Lin is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Richmond, where she teaches and writes about corporate governance, securities regulation, and financial regulation.  Before coming to Richmond, Professor Lin taught as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where she was a recipient of the HLS Student Government Teaching and Advising Award and the Women’s Law Association’s “Shatter the Ceiling” Award for Excellence in Mentorship.

Professor Lin received her A.B. and S.M. in applied mathematics from Harvard University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.  After graduation, she clerked for Judge R. Lanier Anderson III on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced at King & Spalding LLP.  Before law school, she worked as a research analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. 

Presenter, "The Next Post-Crisis Financial Reform," AALS 2021 Annual Meeting, AALS (January 2021)
Presenter, "Becoming a Law Professor," Harvard Law School (February 2020)
Presenter, "The Banker Removal Power," National Business Law Scholars Conference, (February 2020)
Commentator, "Complexity, Bounded Managerial Rationality, and the Shareholder Primacy Doctrine," Rethinking the Shareholder Franchise, University of Wisconsin Law School (September 2019)
Bar Admissions
Professional Experience
Assistant Professor of Law (2019 - present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law (2015 - 2019)
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Associate, Healthcare Group (2014 - 2015)
King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, GA
Law Clerk, the Hon. R. Lanier Anderson III (2013 - 2014)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Macon, GA
Research Associate, Research Group (2009 - 2010)
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, NY
Journal Articles

Beyond Beholden, 44 The Journal of Corporation Law 515 (2019).

Bank Recapitalizations: A Comparative Perspective, 50 Harvard Journal on Legislation 513 (2013).

Blog Posts

Corporate Law Can No Longer Ignore Shareholder Heterogeneity, Jotwell | The Journal of Things We Like (Lots) (May 2020).

Janus and Public Pension Funds, Harvard Law Review Blog (September 2018).

Missing Data and Anti-Discrimination Laws, Harvard Law Review Blog (April 2018).

Additional Publications

States Must Act To Cut Auto Insurance Rates During COVID-19 Law360 (with Daniel Schwarcz) (May 2020).

Ames’ Auto Insurance Regulations — Racial Disparities in Insurance Premiums CSP-033 Harvard Law School Case (2017).

B.A., Harvard University 2009
Applied Mathematics
J.D., Harvard Law School 2013
M.S., Harvard University 2009
Applied Mathematics
Contact Information
Room 224, Law School
(804) 289 8564
Areas of Expertise
Business Associations
Corporate Governance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Securities Regulation
Consumer Finance
Financial Institutions