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Quinn Curtis joined the law faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law in 2011. He teaches courses on corporate law, securities and venture capital. His research focuses on empirical law and finance.  He has written extensively on the regulation of mutual funds and retirement accounts, including empirical work on 401(k) plans, mutual fund governance and fee litigation. His other research interests include corporate governance and corporate litigation.   

His publications have appeared, among other places, in the Yale Law Journal; the University of Pennsylvania Law Review; the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organizations; and the Journal of Legal Studies.  He is a charter board member of the Society of Investment Law.  

Curtis received his undergraduate degrees in philosophy and physics magna cum laude from Ohio State University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as an articles editor on the Yale Law Journal. He received his Ph.D. in finance from Yale School of Management in 2011. Prior to attending law school, Curtis worked as a software engineer at Microsoft Corporation.

Research Interests

Corporate Law, Securities Law, ESG, Mutual Funds.

Working Papers


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