Knox College, B.A.
University of Chicago, J.D.
University of Minnesota, M.B.A.
Professor Edward S. Adams specializes in commercial, bankruptcy, and corporate law. He teaches bankruptcy, creditors remedies/secured transactions, commercial paper, corporations, and corporate finance. Professor Adams served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1997 to 2000. He was honored with the Stanley V. Kinyon Teaching and Counseling Award in 1994 and 1996, and was a co-holder of the Julius E. Davis Chair in Law for 1999-2000.
Professor Adams earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Knox College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In the fall of 1984, he studied at the University of Freiburg in West Germany as a European Studies and NATO Conference Scholar. Professor Adams received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Chicago Law School in 1988. He was Managing Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. Following graduation, Professor Adams clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He then practiced law with Latham & Watkins in Chicago. Before joining the University of Minnesota Law School faculty in 1992, Professor Adams was a Visiting Professor at Albany Law School of Union University. At Albany, he was the faculty founder of the Albany People's Law Program, which provides free legal advice to members of the community. In 1997, Professor Adams graduated with an M.B.A. with highest honors from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
The Hybrid Identity of Law Firms, in Corporate and Organizational Identities: Integrating Strategy, Marketing, Communication, and Organizational Perspectives (Bertrand Moingeon & Guillaume Soenen, eds., Routledge, 2002)
(with Stuart Albert)
Amending the Article Nine Filing System to Meet Current Deficiencies, in Commercial Law Annual 1995 (Clark Boardman Callaghan)
Rethinking the Law Firm Organizational Form and Capitalization Structure, 78 Missouri Law Review 777 (2013)
The Trusteeship of Legal Rulemaking, 30 Hofstra Law Review 483 (2001) (reviewing Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (Simon & Schuster, 2000)) (review essay)
(with Richard A. Saliterman)
Solving a Profound Flaw in Fraud-on-the-Market Theory: Utilizing a Derivative of Arbitrage Pricing Theory to Measure Rule 10b-5 Damages, 145 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1097 (1997)
(with David E. Runkle)
A Charitable Corporate Giving Justification for the Socially Responsible Investment of Pension Funds: A Populist Argument for the Public Use of Private Wealth, 80 Iowa Law Review 211 (1995)
(with Karl D. Knutsen)