Alan Schwartz

Sterling Professor of Law

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A professor at Yale Law School, Alan Schwartz is an expert in corporate finance, commercial law, and bankruptcy. His recent articles examine bankruptcy workouts and debt contracts and the limits of contract law. Professor Schwartz began his career as an associate attorney with the firm of Rosenman Colin Kaye Petschek Freund & Emil in New York City. He joined the faculty of Yale Law School from the California Institute of Technology, where he was professor of law and social science, and from the University of Southern California Law Center, where he was Maurice Jones, Jr. Professor of Law.


  • LLB, Yale University, 1964
  • BS, Bates College, 1961


  • Law and Economics of Corporate Control MGT 664

Selected Articles

Selected Working Papers


  • Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization Editorship


  • Cleveland Cliffs, Inc.