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Robert J. Rhee

John H. and Marylou Dasburg Professor of Law



Mailing Address:
Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611


(352) 273-0958


J.D., George Washington University M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) B.A., University of Chicago

Teaching and Scholarship

  • Corporate Finance, Corporations, Unincorporated Business Enterprises
  • Published scholarly articles in, among other journals, Northwestern University Law Review, Michigan Law Review, New York University Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Emory Law Journal, and William & Mary Law Review

Professional Activities

  • University of Florida: joined College of Law faculty in 2014
  • Professor, Johns Hopkins Business School
  • Investment Banker, UBS Warburg and Swiss Re (Fox-Pitt, Kelton, NY)
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice (Civil Division, Washington, DC)

Corporate Finance (3 credits) - LAW 6930

  • This course examines the legal and financial economic aspects of corporate finance. Course coverage includes foundational finance theories, and legal aspects of capital structure (including analysis of debt securities, equities, structured finance, and derivatives). Combined with Corporations, this course is intended to provide students with a rigorous background in the legal and financial aspects of corporate business.

Corporations (3 credits) - LAW 6063

  • Consideration of problems in organizing a corporation, disregard of the corporate fiction, control and management, derivative suits, and special problems of the close corporation. May also consider federal regulations controlling insider trading, proxy solicitations, and short-swing profits.

Unincorporated Business Enterprises (3 credits) - LAW 6062

  • A consideration of the various forms of doing business, especially for unincorporated associations. Emphasis is placed upon agency and partnership, with consideration given to other forms of businesses, such as non-profit corporations, professional associations and limited liability companies.


  • ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS OF BUSINESS FOR LAWYERS (Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, May 2012)
  • LIMITED LIABILITY ENTITIES: STATE BY STATE GUIDE TO LLCs, LPs AND LLPs, vols. 1-10 (Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) (with Bradley Borden)
  • CORPORATE FINANCE (Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, forthcoming 2015)


  • On Duopoly and Compensation Games in the Credit Rating Industry, 108 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 85-137 (2013)
  • The Tort Foundation of Duty of Care and Business Judgment, 88 NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW 1139-1198 (2013)
  • A Financial Economic Theory of Punitive Damages, 111 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 33-87 (2012)
  • A Production Theory of Pure Economic Loss, 104 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 49-104 (2010)
  • Bonding Limited Liability, 51 WILLIAM & MARY LAW REVIEW 1417-1488 (2010)
  • Fiduciary Exemption for Public Necessity: Shareholder Profit, Public Good, and the Hobson’s Choice during a National Crisis, 17 GEORGE MASON LAW REVIEW 661-736 (2010)
  • Toward Procedural Optionality: Private Ordering of Public Adjudication, 84 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 514-571 (2009)