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.