Veronica Root

Associate Professor of Law

Office: 1118 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574.631.4766
Staff Assistant: Tracy Zielke
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Veronica Root writes about and researches issues related to corporate compliance, drawing on scholarship from the areas of professional ethics, corporate governance, employment law, and corporate social responsibility. She investigates the institutional mechanisms that private firms can utilize to (i) improve long-term compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and (ii) strengthen antidiscrimination norms.

Professor Root’s research has appeared or is forthcoming in leading law journals, including the Virginia Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, and the Yale Journal on Regulation.

Professor Root teaches Corporate Compliance & Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and Contracts. In 2015, the Notre Dame Black Law Students Association presented her with the Charles F. Crutchfield Professorial Award.

Before joining the law school faculty, Professor Root was a clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and an attorney at Gibson Dunn in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Georgetown University.

Courses Taught

LAW 60105 - Contracts
LAW 70808 - Professional Responsibility
LAW 73127 - Corporate Compliance & Ethics Seminar


Constraining Monitors, 85 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW __ (2017) (forthcoming)

Coordinating Compliance Incentives, 102 CORNELL LAW REVIEW __ (2017) (forthcoming)

Modern-Day Monitorships, 33 YALE JOURNAL ON REGULATION 109-164 (2016)

The Monitor-“Client” Relationship, 100 VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW 523-585 (2014)

Retaining Color, 47 MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF LAW REFORM 575-643 (2014)

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Professional Ethics