Richard Buxbaum is the (Emeritus) Jackson H. Ralston Professor of International Law. He publishes in the fields of corporation law and comparative and international economic law. From 1987 to 2003, he served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Comparative Law. Buxbaum founded and was the first chair of UC Berkeley’s Center for German and European Studies and Center for Western European Studies. From 1993 to 1999, he was Dean of International and Area Studies at UC Berkeley.
Professor Buxbaum has served on various state and national committees engaged in the drafting and review of corporate and securities legislation. He is a contributing editor to a variety of U.S. and foreign professional journals and has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Michigan, Cologne, Frankfurt, Münster, and Sydney. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Affairs, the American Law Institute and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001.