Since joining Michigan Law in 2003, Professor Laura N. Beny has taught Corporate Finance, Enterprise Organization, International Finance, The Public Corporation, Law and Development, and Law and Finance. Her research and teaching interests include a wide range of subjects in law and economics, finance, political economy, and international development. Her research has been published in the American Economic Review, American Law and Economics Review, Journal of Corporation Law, and Harvard Business Law Review, among others. Her work has been cited in numerous media, including The Economist, The Age (Australia), Global Risk Regulator, and in congressional testimony. She is co-editor with Sondra Hale of the book Sudan's Killing Fields: Political Violence and Fragmentation (Red Sea Press, 2014). In addition to her scholarly work, Professor Beny has published numerous opinion pieces on Africa, particularly Sudan and South Sudan, in various international media, such as Newsweek International, Africa.com, and Al Jazeera, among others. She also has served as a legal consultant on numerous projects in the United States and Africa. Before coming to Michigan, she practiced private and pro bono law at Debevoise & Plimpton, an international law firm based in New York City. Professor Beny earned her MA and PhD in economics at Harvard University, her JD at Harvard Law School, and her BA in economics at Stanford University. She is currently serving a two-year term (2015–2017) on the University of Michigan African Studies Center's executive committee.
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