Constance E. Bagley

Professor in the Practice of Law and Management

Professor Constance E. Bagley

Constance E. Bagley is professor in the practice of law and management at the Yale School of Management and received Excellence in Teaching Awards in 2009 and 2013. She is also a senior research scholar at the Yale Law School. Before joining the Yale SOM faculty, she was an associate professor at the Harvard Business School and was Senior Lecturer in Law and Management at the  Stanford University Graduate School of Business.  Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, she was a corporate securities partner in the San Francisco office of Bingham McCutchen. She was also a member of the faculty of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) International University for Presidents in Hong Kong and the Czech Republic. 

Professor Bagley received an honorary doctorate in economics from Lund University in 2011 in recognition of her pioneering work on law and management, and she received the Senior Faculty Award of Excellence from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business in 2006.Her articles include “What’s Law Got To Do With It?: Integrating Law and Strategy,” published in the American Business Law Journal in 2010, and “Winning Legally: The Value of Legal Astuteness,” published in the Academy of Management Review in April 2008. She is the author of Managers and the Legal Environment: Strategies for the 21st Century (South-Western Legal Studies in Business, 7th ed. 2013) and of Winning Legally: How Managers Can Use the Law to Create Value, Marshal Resources, and Manage Risk (Harvard Business School Press 2005), and the coauthor with Craig A. Dauchy of The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Law ( South-Western Legal Studies in Business, 4th ed. 2011). She served as President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business from 2011-2012 and was a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Wharton School’s Zicklin Center for Ethics Research at the University of Pennsylvania from 2007-2012. She served on  the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s National Adjudicatory Council from 2005-2008. She is also a staff editor of the American Business Law Journal and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Business  Innovation and Research.

Professor Bagley received her JD, magna cum laude, from the Harvard Law School and was invited to join the Harvard Law Review. She received her AB, with honors and distinction, from Stanford University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa her junior year. She is a member of the State Bar of California (inactive) and the State Bar of New York. 


  • JD, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1977
  • AB, with Distinction and Honors, Stanford University, 1974


Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
MGT 896
Law for Executives
MGT 867


Selected Books

C. E. Bagley and C. E. Dauchy
South-Western Pub

Selected Articles

C. Bagley, G. Clarkson and R. Power
Houston Law Review
C. E. Bagley
Academy of Management Review
C. E. Bagley
The Accountable Corporation
C. E. Bagley and G. Clarkson
Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Economic Growth


Yale SOM Alumni Association Teaching Award
Yale School of Management Alumni Association
2009, 2013
Economiae Doctor Honoris Causa
Lund University, Sweden
Academy of Legal Studies in Business Senior Faculty Award of Excellence
Trust Faculty Fellow
Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Distinguished Teaching Award, Honorable Mention
Stanford Business School
Invited to join Harvard Law Review
Harvard Law Review
Phi Beta Kappa


International Journal of Business and Innovation
Editorial Board


  • Business School Editor, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Law Web Site
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the INIDEM International Business Law School
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • National Adjudicatory Council, 2005-2008
  • Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Academic Advisory Board, 2007-2012
  • International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, Editorial Board Episcopal Church at Yale, Board of Governors
  • New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Board of Directors