Associate Professor of Law
Julian Velasco joined the faculty in the fall of 2001 as an associate professor of law, and earned tenure in 2007. Prior to joining the Notre Dame Law School faculty, he served as an associate professor at the Hofstra University School of Law, practiced law as a corporate attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell, a New York City law firm, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ellsworth A. Van Graafeiland, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York.
Professor Velasco received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was awarded the honors of Kent Scholar and Stone Scholar and served as an editor of the Columbia Law Review. He earned a B.S. magna cum laude from Georgetown University School of Business Administration, where he majored in Finance and minored in Philosophy and in Theology.
Professor Velasco’s primary teaching and research interests include corporate law, corporate governance, and fiduciary law.
Courses TaughtLAW70101, Business Associations
LAW70107, Securities Regulation
LAW70123, Corporate Finance
LAW70127, Mergers and Acquisitions
LAW73125, Advanced Topics in Corporate Law (Seminar)
A Defense of the Fiduciary Duty of Care (work in progress).
Fiduciary Duties and Fiduciary Outs, 21 GEO. MASON L. REV. ___ (forthcoming 2013).
The Role of Aspiration in Corporate Fiduciary Duties, 54 WM. & MARY L. REV. 519 (2012).
How Many Fiduciary Duties Are There in Corporate Law?, 83 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1231 (2010).
Shareholder Ownership and Primacy, 2010 U. Ill. L. Rev. 897 (2010).
Taking Shareholder Rights Seriously, 41 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 605 (2007).
The Fundamental Rights of the Shareholder, 40 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 407 (2006).
Structural Bias and the Need for Substantive Review, 82 Wash. U.L.Q. 821 (2004), reprinted in 47 Corp. Prac. Commentator 679 (2005).
Just Do It: An Antidote to the Poison Pill, 52 Emory L.J. 849 (2003).
The Enduring Illegitimacy of the Poison Pill, 27 J. Corp. L. 381 (2002).
Congressional Control Over Federal Court Jurisdiction: A Defense of the Traditional View, 46 Cath. U. L. Rev. 671 (1997).
Note, The Copyrightability of Nonliteral Elements of Computer Programs, 94 Colum. L. Rev. 242 (1994), reprinted in 27 Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 329 (1995).
Areas of Expertise
- Business Associations
- Business & Corporate Law
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Law
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Securities Regulation