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Jennifer S. Taub

Jennifer S. Taub
Professor of Law

JD, Harvard Law School, 1993;
BA, Yale College, 1989

Phone: 802-831-1107


Professor Jennifer Taub researches and writes in the areas of financial reform, corporate governance, and mutual fund regulation. Her book Other People's Houses: How Decades of Bailouts, Captive Regulators, and Toxic Bankers Made Home Mortgages a Thrilling Business is forthcoming in May 2014 with Yale University Press.

Professor Taub joined the faculty of Vermont Law School in 2011 after serving as coordinator of the Business Law Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. Prior to joining academia, she was an associate general counsel with Fidelity Investments. She received her BA degree, cum laude, from Yale College, with distinction in the English major, and her JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. She teaches business law courses, including Contracts, Corporations, Securities Regulation and White Collar Crime.

In addition to the book Other People's Houses, Taub has written extensively on the financial crisis. Her publications include a case study on American International Group in Robert A. G. Monks and Nell Minow's fifth edition of Corporate Governance. In addition, she has published The Sophisticated Investor and the Global Financial Crisis in Corporate Governance Failures: the Role of Institutional Investors in the Global Financial Crisis (Hawley, Kamath, and Williams, eds.) Additional works include a chapter titled, Delays, Dilutions, and Delusions: Implementing the Dodd-Frank Act in Restoring Shared Prosperity: A Policy Agenda from Leading Keynesian Economists (Horn and Palley, eds) and a chapter titled What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Banking in the Oxford University Press Handbook on the Political Economy of the Financial Crisis (Epstein and Wolfson, eds.) She wrote entries on "Shadow Banking" and "Financial Deregulation" for the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor and Economic History and the chapter Great Expectations for the Office of Financial Research, in Will it Work? How Will We Know? The Future of Financial Reform published by the Roosevelt Institute.

Professor Taub's corporate governance work often focuses on the role of institutional investors, including mutual funds. Her article Able but Not Willing: The Failure of Mutual Fund Advisers to Advocate for Shareholders' Rights was published in the J. Corp. L. This paper was initially presented at a conference jointly sponsored by the Yale School of Management, Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and the Oxford Said Business School. Her article titled Managers in the Middle: Seeing and Sanctioning Corporate Political Spending after Citizens United was presented at the New York University Law School, Brennan Center for Justice and later published in the N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol'y. Taub has also recently ventured into the area of legal education reform with her article, Unpopular Contracts and Why They Matter: Burying Langdell and Enlivening Students published in the Wash L. Rev.

In addition to scholarly work, Professor Taub has written for a variety of blogs, including The Baseline Scenario, The Race to the Bottom, and the Pareto Commons. She has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal/MarketWatch,, American Public Media’s “Marketplace” radio, Vermont Public Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Huffington Post, and other national and regional media outlets.