David S. Sokolow

  • Distinguished Senior Lecturer;
  • Director - Student Life


  • JD Columbia University
  • MBA University of Texas at Austin
  • MA Columbia University
  • BA Columbia University

Professor Sokolow teaches in the areas of contracts, corporations, and entertainment and art law and serves as the Director of Student Life. Sokolow, a two-time winner of the Texas Exes Teaching Excellence Award, clerked for the Honorable Thomas Gibbs Gee of the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York before joining the Texas faculty in 1981. He graduated from Columbia College and Columbia Law School, and holds graduate degrees in art history (Columbia) and business administration (UT-Austin). His recent articles include, "Fiduciary Duty a la Lyonnais: An Economic Perspective on Corporate Governance in a Financially Distressed Firm" (Journal of Corporation Law, 1996).

Recent Activities

  • January 7, 2009

    American Association of Law Schools Meeting

    David Sokolow gave a presentation on "Teaching Business Concepts to Non-Business Students" at the Joint Program sponsored by the Sections on Academic Support and Teaching Methods at the AALS Meeting in San Diego, entitled, "Teaching to the Entire Class: Innovative and Effective Instruction to Engage Every Student." At the meeting, he also completed his year as Chair of the Teaching Methods Section.

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