James Park is Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law. His teaching and research interests include securities regulation and corporate law. Before joining the UCLA Law faculty, Park was a member of the Brooklyn Law School faculty, where he was an assistant professor from 2007-2010, and an associate professor from 2010-2013. He visited at UCLA Law in the fall of 2012.
Professor Park received his B.A. summa cum laude from Miami University of Ohio in 1996, and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2000. Upon graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge John G. Koeltl of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and then for Judge Robert A. Katzmann, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Following his clerkships Park was an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and then served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Investor Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office.
Professor Park’s publications include: "Shareholder Compensation as Dividend," 108 Mich. L. Rev. 323 (2009); "Rule 10b-5 and the Rise of the Unjust Enrichment Principle," 60 Duke L.J. 345 (2010); "Rules, Principles, and the Competition to Enforce the Securities Laws," 100 Calif. L. Rev. 115 (2012); and "Securities Class Actions and Bankrupt Companies," 111 Mich. L. Rev. 547 (2013).