A. Christine Hurt

Associate Dean, 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. 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 Corporate Law, Iowa Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, Boston University Law Review, American Bankruptcy Law Journal, UC-Davis Law Review , and Cardozo Law Review, and she is a founder and regular contributor to The Conglomerate. Recently, she and colleague Gordon Smith have published a new edition of the popular treatise "Bromberg & Ribstein on Partnership" with Wolters Kluwer. Her most recent article, "Partnership Lost," was published n the University of Richmond Law Review in early 2019.

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.

Contact Information

Courses Taught

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

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas, 1993
  • B.A., Texas Tech University, 1990

Publications

  • Books
  • Hurt, Smith, Bromberg & Ribstein, Limited Liability Partnerships, The Revised Uniform Partnership Act, and The Uniform Limited Partnership Act, (WoltersKluwer 2014 ed.).
  • Hurt & Smith, Bromberg & Ribstein on Partnerships, (WoltersKluwer 2d ed. 2019).
  • Articles and Book Chapters
  • Startup Partnerships, 69 B.C. Law Review (forthcoming 2020). [SSRN]
  • Partnership Lost, 53 Richmond L. Rev. 491 (2019). [SSRN]
  • Private Ordering of Publicly-Traded Partnerships, in 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 in, Securities 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]