Joseph K. Leahy
Associate Professor of Law
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
—Martin Luther King Jr.
“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
—Robert F. Kennedy
BA, Swarthmore College
J.D., New York University School of Law
Areas of Expertise
corporations, agency and partnership, securities regulation
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Intermediate Scrutiny for Corporate Political Contributions, 44 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. ___ (forthcoming
2017) (SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2783970).
Corporate Political Contributions as Bad Faith, 86 U. COLO. L. REV. 477 (2015),
A Decade After Disney: A Primer on Good and Bad Faith, 83 U. Cincinatti L. Rev.
(2015) (SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2516641).
Corporate Political Contributions as Bad Faith, 86 U. Colo. L. Rev. 477
Are Corporate Super PAC Contributions Waste or Self-Dealing? A Closer Look, 79 Mo. L. Rev.
283 (2014) (SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2304852).
The Irrepressible Myths of BarChris, 37 Del. J. Corp. L. 411 (2012)
To present, Is a Corp. Political Contribution a Business Judgment?, Texas Legal Scholars Workshop, S.M.U School of Law, August 2016.
Presented, Is a Corp. Political Contribution a Business Judgment?, National Business Law Scholars Conference, University of Chicago Law, June 2016.
Presented, Corporate Political Contributions as Ultra Vires, Texas Legal Scholars Workshop, University of Houston Law Center, August 2015.
Presented, Corporate Political Contributions as Ultra Vires, National Business Law Scholars Conference, Seton Hall Law School, June 2015.