Lawrence A. Cunningham

Prof. Lawrence A. Cunningham

Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

Lawrence A. CunninghamProfessor Cunningham teaches Contracts, Corporations and Law & Accounting. He is the author of Introductory Accounting, Finance and Auditing for Lawyers (West 5th ed. 2009); co-editor of Corporations and Other Business Organizations (LEXIS 7th ed. 2009); and, from 1993 to 1999, was co-editor of the treatise, Corbin on Contracts. He has written more than 40 articles on those and other subjects, which have appeared in Columbia, Cornell, GW, Michigan, Minnesota, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Virginia Law Reviews. His dozen books include The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America. Professor Cunningham has also written op-ed pieces for The National Law Journal, The New York Times and The Financial Times and is a permanent writer for the blog, Concurring Opinions.

Before joining GW in 2007, Professor Cunningham taught at Boston College Law School, where he served a two-year term as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. From 1992 to 2002, he taught at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he served a five-year term as Director of the Heyman Center on Corporate Governance and received the Professor of the Year Award in 2000. Professor Cunningham has been a visiting professor at Vanderbilt University Law School, a lecturer-in-law at Columbia University Law School, and a visiting lecturer at Central European University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and University of Navarra. Before entering academia, he practiced corporate law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York.

  • B.A. University of Delaware
  • J.D. Yeshiva University