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News Posted on July 3, 2018

School of Law hires Menesh Patel as Acting Professor of Law

The School of Law is pleased to welcome Menesh Patel as a new faculty member in the 2018-19 academic year. He joins King Hall as an Acting Professor.

Patel’s primary research interests are in business law, including corporate law, antitrust, securities regulation, and capital markets. In his first year at King Hall, he will teach Business Associations and Lawyering Process.

Patel spent the past two years at Columbia Law School, where he was a research scholar in the Program in the Law and Capital Markets, a joint program of Columbia’s law and business schools. Prior to Columbia, Patel practiced law for nearly 10 years, most recently at the Chicago office of Sidley Austin. While in practice, Patel focused on complex commercial matters, including antitrust, contract, and intellectual property matters.

Patel received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he served as articles editor of the Stanford Law Review. He returned to Stanford as a fellow at the law school in 2012-13. In addition to his law degree, Patel holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and undergraduate degrees in economics and mathematics from the University of Iowa.

The School of Law expects to add one or two more faculty positions during the 2018-19 academic year.