Elizabeth Pollman

Elizabeth Pollman

Elizabeth Pollman is a Visiting Professor of Law at UC Berkeley and Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.  

Professor Pollman teaches and writes on a wide variety of topics in business law, with a particular focus in her scholarship on corporate personhood, the constitutional rights of corporations, law and entrepreneurship, and startup companies. Her recent projects include: Regulatory Entrepreneurship, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. _ (forthcoming 2017) (with Jordan M. Barry); Constitutionalizing Corporate Law, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 639 (2016); The Derivative Nature of Corporate Constitutional Rights, 56 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1673 (2015) (with Margaret M. Blair); A Corporate Right to Privacy, 99 Minn. L. Rev. 27 (2014); Information Issues on Wall Street 2.0, 161 U. Pa. L. Rev. 179 (2012).

She was the 2014 recipient of the ESBA Excellence in Teaching Award at Loyola Law School. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the AALS section on Business Associations and the Organizing Committee for the National Business Law Scholars Conference.

Before joining the Loyola faculty, Professor Pollman was a research fellow at the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University, and a teaching fellow and lecturer at Stanford Law School. She previously practiced as a transactional lawyer and business litigator at Latham & Watkins in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. She clerked for the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  She earned both her B.A. and J.D., with distinction, from Stanford University. Before law school, she managed a business development team at a publishing startup that was acquired by one of the country’s largest newspaper publishers.


J.D., Stanford Law School
B.A., Stanford University