Professor George S. Geis, JD, MBA

Professor George S. Geis
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • The University of Chicago
Corporations have a tremendous influence on our lives. Corporate law is societies means of facilitating the good that corporations do while reining in bad behavior. Setting the boundaries of fair play so that different players can focus their energy and resources on productive efforts.

George S. Geis is the William S. Potter Professor of Law at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Law. He is also the faculty director of the John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program, and he previously served as the UVA School of Law’s vice dean. Professor Geis received a B.S. in finance from the University of California, Berkeley, and he earned a J.D. with honors and an M.B.A. with honors from The University of Chicago. Before his appointment to the UVA School of Law faculty, Professor Geis taught at The University of Alabama School of Law. He also spent five years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he served clients on corporate strategy, merger planning, and many other issues. 

Professor Geis teaches courses on contracts, corporations, agency and partnership, accounting, and corporate finance. He has won numerous teaching awards, including the 2019 All-University Teaching Award at UVA. He has also taught courses as a visiting professor at The University of Chicago; Georgetown University Law Center; the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India; the University of Auckland in New Zealand; and the University of Trento in Italy.

Professor Geis is the coauthor of Digital Deals: Strategies for Selecting and Structuring Partnerships, a book on business partnership and alliance strategies. His articles include “Traceable Shares and Corporate Law,” published in the Northwestern University Law Review; “Internal Poison Pills,” published in the New York University Law Review; and “Ex-Ante Corporate Governance,” published in The Journal of Corporation Law. His work has also appeared in many other leading academic journals. 

Professor Geis’s research focuses on problems related to business alliances, merger transactions, shareholder litigation, and other topics involving the intersection of law and business.

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  1. Law School for Everyone: Corporate Law

    Law School for Everyone: Corporate Law

    George S. Geis
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    Recreating a traditional law school course in corporate law, Law School for Everyone: Corporate Law guides you through the foundations of the field, the history of corporations, and the problems that plague them (including insider trading). Using iconic court cases and studies involving today’s top corporations, these 12 lectures are a fascinating look at where corporate law works well—and where it falls short.
  2. (SET) Law School for Everyone: Contracts & Law School for Everyone: Corporate Law & Critical Business Skills for Success Set

    (SET) Law School for Everyone: Contracts & Law School for Everyone: Corporate Law & Critical Business Skills for Success

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $869.85 Starting at $869.85 $1,024.85 $869.85$1,024.85
    Sharpen your everyday business skills with this accessible three-course set that shows you how the world of business works—and can even help prepare you for success of your own. First, in Law School for Everyone: Contracts, get an accessible introduction to contract essentials, including offers, counteroffers, fraud, and unconscionability. Then, in Law School for Everyone: Corporate Law, explore the history of...
  3. (SET) Law School for Everyone: Contracts & Law School for Everyone: Corporate Law Set on sale

    (SET) Law School for Everyone: Contracts & Law School for Everyone: Corporate Law

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $329.00 Starting at $44.90 $399.90 $44.90$399.90
    Untangle the complexities of two essential areas of American law in this two-course set that recreates the experience of a traditional law-school education. First, in Law School for Everyone: Contracts, get an accessible introduction to contract essentials, including offers, counteroffers, fraud, and unconscionability. Then, in Law School for Everyone: Corporate Law, explore the history of corporations and the legal...
  4. Set 2030;2015,2016,2018 Set

    Set 2030;2015,2016,2018

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.85 Starting at $509.85 $599.85 $509.85$599.85
    3 Course Set
  5. (SET) Law School for Everyone: Contracts & Law School for Everyone: Corporate Law & Law School for Everyone: Legislation and Regulation & Law School for Everyone: Constitutional Law Set

    (SET) Law School for Everyone: Contracts & Law School for Everyone: Corporate Law & Law School for Everyone: Legislation and Regulation & Law School for Everyone: Constitutional Law

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $679.80 Starting at $679.80 $799.80 $679.80$799.80
    What is it like to learn about the American legal system in one of the nation’s top law schools? Find out in this four-course set delivered by award-winning professors of law. In Law School for Everyone: Contracts, get an accessible introduction to contract essentials, including offers, counteroffers, fraud, and unconscionability. In Law School for Everyone: Corporate Law, explore the history of corporations and...
  6. (SET) Law School for Everyone: Contracts & Law School for Everyone: Corporate Law & The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us Set

    (SET) Law School for Everyone: Contracts & Law School for Everyone: Corporate Law & The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $574.85 Starting at $574.85 $669.85 $574.85$669.85
    What can legal concepts and codes teach us about how societies work, and how law can change the course of history? Discover the answers in this illuminating three-course set. Start with an accessible introduction to contract essentials, including offers, counteroffers, fraud, and unconscionability in Law School for Everyone: Contracts. Then, explore the history of corporations and the legal problems that can plague...