Benjamin Edwards

Benjamin Edwards

Director of the Public Policy Clinic

Associate Professor of Law

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Areas of expertise:

Business and Securities Law, Corporate Governance and Consumer Protection


Benjamin Edwards joined the faculty of the William S. Boyd School of Law in 2017. He researches and writes about business and securities law, corporate governance, arbitration, and consumer protection. Prior to teaching, Professor Edwards practiced as a securities litigator in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. At Skadden, he represented clients in complex civil litigation, including securities class actions arising out of the Madoff Ponzi scheme and litigation arising out of the 2008 financial crisis.

His writing has appeared in the Northwestern University Law Review, Washington and Lee Law Review, University of California Davis Law Review, Georgia State Law Review, William & Mary Law Review Online, Virginia Law and Business Review, Michigan Business and Entrepreneurial Law Review, Journal of Business and Securities Law, Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, InvestmentNews, Wall Street Journal, Salon, The Hill, The Washington Post, BloombergView, Oxford Business Law Blog, and Columbia Blue Sky Blog. He also writes regularly for the Business Law Professor blog. 

Professor Edwards earned his law degree from Columbia Law School and clerked for Judge Samuel H. Mays, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

Professor Edwards's most recent publications and working papers may be found on the Social Science Research Network.

In the News

Faculty Notable

  • August 22, 2022
    If you're wondering about the ordinary lives of law professors, check out Professor Ben P. Edwards on @lawprofstoo.
  • July 22, 2022
    Professor Edwards explains why Congress should take steps to insulate financial markets from the risk posed by the current Supreme Court.
  • February 28, 2022
    Professor Edwards writes with Brooklyn Law's Professor Jennings to compare corporate attorney-client privilege law to President Trump's executive privilege claims.
  • February 15, 2022
    Professor Edwards spoke on a panel put on by the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard. His remarks focused on challenges with Regulation Best Interest and Form CRS.