Sofie Cools

Sofie Cools

Sofie Cools

S.J.D. Candidate

PhD Candidate Catholic University of Leuven (FWO Fellow)

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Combining Dispersed Stock Ownership and Strong Shareholders.  A Comparative and Empirical Analysis.

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • Comparative Corporate Law with Professor Mark Roe, Harvard Law School, Overall Faculty Supervisor
  • Corporate Law Theory with Professor Reinier Kraakman, Harvard Law School
  • Empirical Corporate Law with Professor Lucian Bebchuk, Harvard Law School

 Additional Research Interests

  • Financial Law
  • Securities Regulation


  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D. Candidate, 2009 – Present
  • Catholic University of Leuven, PhD Candidate, 2009 - Present
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M. 2004
  • Catholic University of Leuven, Lic. Law 2003
  • Catholic University of Leuven, Cand. Law 2000

Academic Appointments and Fellowships

  • Research Foundation Flanders, Doctoral fellow, 2009 – Present
  • University of Leuven, Teaching assistant, 2005-2009
  • Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Buenos Aires), Visiting lecturer, 2006
  • Harvard Law School, Irving Oberman Memorial Award, 2004
  • Universities of Maastricht, Leuven and Utrecht, Ius Commune Prize, 2004
  • Francqui Foundation, Fellow, 2003-2004
  • Belgian American Educational Foundation, Graduate fellow, 2003-2004

Representative Publications

Additional Information

  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German

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