Christopher T. Hines
Associate Professor of Law
B.A., Yale University
J.D., Columbia Law School
Phone: (815) 753-9489
Associate Professor of Law Christopher T. Hines joined the faculty of Northern Illinois University College of Law in 2010. He teaches courses in Comparative Law, Corporate Finance, International Business Transactions, and Securities Regulation. Professor Hines received his B.A. in History, cum laude, from Yale University in 1998, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2002, where he was an Editor of the Columbia Journal of Asian Law.
Professor Hines is an experienced corporate and securities attorney, having represented numerous clients in domestic and cross border transactions at Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in the District of Columbia and New York, and Nishimura & Asahi in Tokyo. His articles have appeared in such publications as the Missouri Law Review, Kansas Law Review and Columbia Business Law Review. Professor Hines's scholarship focuses on the intersection of corporate law and legal ethics, with a particular focus on matters of securities regulation, legal history and comparative law. Further, Professor Hines writes on matters relating to international business law, including Japanese corporate/securities law and additional research on other Asian economies.
Professor Hines was born in Annapolis, Maryland, raised in Kailua, Hawaii, and currently resides in Foster City, California and Naperville, Illinois. He is fluent in Japanese.
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Economic Pluralism (work in progress).
Corporate Legal Ethics (work in progress).
The Corporate Gatekeeper in Ethical Perspective, 77 Mo. L. Rev. ___ (2012) (forthcoming).
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Other Legal Writing
Interview with Professor Christopher T. Hines, Northern Lawyer, Northern Illinois University College of Law (2010).
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Delaware Court Decisions Denying Indemnification Rights Underscore Need for Carefully Drawn Indemnification Provisions, 4 Business Visions 1 (2009).
First Things First: Deciding Who Should Conduct Your Internal Investigation, American Conference Institute, Symposium on Securities Litigation (2003).
Corporate Legal Ethics/The Corporate Gatekeeper in Ethical Perspective, paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Law and Economics Association, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (September 29, 2012).
Corporate Legal Ethics/The Corporate Gatekeeper in Ethical Perspective, paper presentation at the Third Annual Meeting of the National Business Law Scholars Conference, University of Cincinnati College of Law (June 28, 2012).
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The Corporate Gatekeeper in Ethical Perspective, paper presentation at Junior Faculty Regional Workshop, Washington University School of Law (February 17, 2012).
The Corporate Gatekeeper in Ethical Perspective, paper presentation at Faculty Development Committee, Northern Illinois University College of Law (November 17, 2011).
The Corporate Gatekeeper in Ethical Perspective, paper presentation at Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty (CAPALF) and Northeast People of Color Conference (NEPOC), Hofstra Law School (November 4, 2011).
Doing Business in the United States: A Presentation to Students of the University of Bordeaux, Northern Illinois University College of Law (September 6, 2011).
Moderator, International and Domestic Framework for Human Trafficking, Which Way Home: 20th Annual Law Review Symposium on Human Trafficking, Northern Illinois University College of Law (April 15, 2011).
Areas of Expertise
Business Associations, Comparative Law, Contracts, Corporate Finance, International Business Transactions, Legal Ethics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Regulation
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