Christine Hurt

George Sutherland Chair and Professor of Law

Professor Christine Hurt joined the BYU faculty as the Rex J. and Maureen E. Rawlinson Professor in the Fall of 2014, and she served as Associate Dean for Faculty and Curriculum from May 2016 through December 2019 and then as Associate Dean for Academic Projects from January 2020 through August 2020. Prior to that, she was a Professor of Law and Director of the Program in Business Law and Policy at the University of Illinois College of Law.

Professor Hurt's teaching and research focuses on securities regulation, corporate tax, microfinance, torts, and business associations. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Corporation Law, Iowa Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, Boston University Law Review, American Bankruptcy Law Journal, UC-Davis Law Review , and Cardozo Law Review. Recently, she and colleague Gordon Smith have published a new edition of the popular treatise "Bromberg & Ribstein on Partnership" with Wolters Kluwer. Her most recently published article, "Startup Partnerships," appeared in the Boston College Law Review in late 2020. She and colleague Paul Stancil have an article forthcoming in the Journal of Corporation Law entitled "Short Sellers, Short Squeezes, and Securities Fraud."

Prior to teaching at Ilinois, Professor Hurt taught at Marquette University Law School and the University of Houston. As a teaching fellow at Texas Tech University School of Law, Professor Hurt and colleague Tracy McGaugh Norton pioneered a system online legal citation exercises, now the Interactive Citation Workbook and its related web-based program on the Lexis website.

Professor Hurt recently concluded a three-year term as a member of the National Adjudicatory Council of FINRA, which hears appeals regarding broker-dealer and registered representative violations of FINRA and SEC rules.

Before entering law teaching, Professor Hurt practiced corporate law for a number of years in Houston at Baker Botts, LLP, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. As a first-year student at the University of Texas School of Law, she co-founded the Texas Journal of Women and the Law.

Courses Taught

  • Business Organizations
  • Corporate Tax
  • Law & Entrepreneurship Colloquium
  • Securities Regulation
  • Torts


  • J.D., University of Texas
  • B.A., Texas Tech University
  • Books
  • Hurt, Smith, Bromberg & Ribstein, Limited Liability Partnerships, The Revised Uniform Partnership Act, and The Uniform Limited Partnership Act, (WoltersKluwer 2d ed. 2019).
  • Hurt & Smith, Bromberg & Ribstein on Partnerships, (WoltersKluwer 3d ed. 2019).
  • Articles and Book Chapters
  • Short Sellers, Short Squeezes, and Securities Fraud (w/P. Stancil)J. Corp. L. (forthcoming 2021). [SSRN]
  • Startup Partnerships, 69 B.C. Law Rev. 2487 (2020). [SSRN]
  • Partnership Lost, 53 Richmond L. Rev. 491 (2019). [SSRN]
  • Private Ordering of Publicly-Traded Partnershipsin Can Delaware Be Dethroned? 201 (Stephen M. Bainbridge, et al. eds., Cambridge U. Press 2018). [SSRN]
  • Protecting Gamblers or Protecting Gambling? The Economic Dimension of Borderless Online “Speech”in The Net and the Nation State 81 (Uta Kohl, ed. Cambridge U. Press 2017). [SSRN]
  • The Hostile Poison Pill, 50 U.C. Davis L. Rev..137 (2016). [SSRN]
  • The Limited Liability Partnership in Bankruptcy, 89 Am. Bankr. L.J. 567 (2015). [SSRN]
  • Pricing Disintermediation: Crowdfunding and Online Auction IPOs , 2015 Ill. L. Rev. 217. [SSRN]
  • The Duty to Manage Risk, 39 J. Corp. L. 253 (2014). [SSRN]
  • Reprinted in, 56 Corporate Practice Commentator, 409 (2014).
  • Regulating Compensation, 6 Ohio St. Entrep. Bus. L.J. 21 (2010) (symposium). [SSRN]
  • The Windfall Myth, 8 Geo. J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 339 (2010). [SSRN]
  • Evil Has a New Name (And a New Narrative): Bernard Madoff, 2009 Mich. St. L. Rev. 947 (2009) (symposium). [SSRN]
  • Initial Public Offerings and the Failed Promise of Disintermediation, 2 Ohio St. Entrep. L.J. 703 (2008) (symposium). [SSRN]
  • The Undercivilization of Corporate Law, 33 J. Corp. L. 361 (2008). [SSRN]
  • Of Breaches of the Peace, Home Invasions, and Securities Fraud, 44 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1365 (2007) (symposium). [SSRN]
  • The Bluebook at Eighteen: Reflecting and Ratifying Current Trends in Legal Scholarship, 82 Indiana L.J. 49 (2007). [SSRN]
  • Blogging While Untenured and Other Extreme Sports, 84 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1235 (2006) (with Tung Yin). [SSRN]
  • Regulating Public Morals and Private Markets: Online Securities Trading, Internet Gambling and the Speculation Paradox, 86 B.U. L. Rev. 371 (2006). [SSRN]
  • Reprinted inSecurities Law Review 2007 (Donald C. Langevoort, ed. West 2007).
  • Excerpted in, Kevin Washburn, Gaming and Gambling Law: Cases and Materials (Aspen 2010).
  • What Google Can’t Teach Us About IPO Auctions (and What It Can), 37 U. Toledo L. Rev. 403 (2006) (symposium). [SSRN]
  • Moral Hazard and the Initial Public Offering, 26 Cardozo L. Rev. 711 ( 2005). [SSRN]
  • Excerpted in, Peter Huang & David Papke, Law and Popular Culture: Text, Notes and Questions (LexisNexis 2007).
  • Counselor, Gatekeeper, Shareholder, Thief: Why Attorneys Who Invest in Their Clients in a Post-Enron World Are “Selling Out,” Not “Buying In”, 64 Ohio St. L.J. 897 (2003). [SSRN]
  • Network Effects and Legal Citation: How Antitrust Theory Predicts Who Will Build a Better Bluebook Mousetrap in the Age of Electronic Mice, 87 Iowa L. Rev. 1257 (2002). [SSRN]