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Barbara Aldave

Professor Emerita
Law, Law-JD
Phone: 541-346-3985
Office: 220D Knight Law Center


Barbara Bader Aldave earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, with distinction, from Stanford University in 1960, and her doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966. After practicing law for several years, she joined the faculty of the University Of Oregon School Of Law in 1970. She subsequently taught at the law schools of the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Texas, Northeastern University, Boston College, and Cornell University. From 1989 through 1998, she served as the Dean of St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. In the fall of 2000, she returned to the University of Oregon , where she held the Loran L. Stewart Chair in Corporate Law and directed the Center for Law and Entrepreneurship.

Honors and Awards

Throughout most of her career, Professor Aldave taught courses in business associations, securities regulation, and constitutional law. She has written a number of influential articles on securities fraud and insider trading, and for ten years served as an editorial consultant for a five-volume treatise entitled Texas Corporations -- Law and Practice. A nationally recognized expert on corporate governance and fiduciary responsibilities, Professor Aldave has testified in dozens of cases involving claims by or against business corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and nonprofit organizations. She is a lifetime member of both the American Bar Foundation and the Federacion Interamericana de Abogados.