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Janet E. Kerr, L.L.M.
Executive Director, The Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law and Professor of Law

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  • L.L.M., New York University Law School, 1979
  • J.D., Pepperdine University, 1978
  • B.A., Pepperdine University, 1975, summa cum laude

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A member of the state bar in both California and New York, Professor Kerr is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She has been a staff attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at both the Los Angeles and New York regional offices, and served a stint in the private sector as an associate at the Los Angeles firm Hahn & Cazier.

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Books


  • Janet E. Kerr, DEVELOPMENTS IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: THE DUTY OF GOOD FAITH AND ITS IMPACT ON DIRECTOR CONDUCT (Peking Univ. Press 2008).
  • Janet E. Kerr, Scott Woodman & Deborah Sweeney, WEST'S CALIFORNIA CODE FORMS WITH PRACTICE COMMENTARIES: CORPORATIONS (West 2002 Pocket Part).
  • Articles


  • Janet E. Kerr, The Financial Meltdown of 2008 and the Government's Intervention: Much Needed Relief or Major Erosion of American Corporate Law? The Continuing Story of Bank of America, Citigroup, and Generl Motors, 85 ST. JOHN'S L. REV. 49 (2011) HeinOnline
  • Janet E. Kerr, The Creative Capitalism Spectrum: Evaluating Corporate Social Responsibility Through a Legal Lens, 81 TEMP. L. REV. 831 (2009) HeinOnline
  • Janet E. Kerr, A New Era of Responsibility: A Modern American Mandate For Corporate Social Responsibility, 78 UMKC L. REV. 327 (2009) (symposium issue) HeinOnline
  • Janet E. Kerr, The Integrative Market Hypothesis for Stock Market Fluctuations, 1 J. BUS. ENTREPRENEURSHIP & L. 289 (2008) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Janet E. Kerr, Sustainability Meets Profitability: The Convenient Truth of How the Business Judgment Rule Protects a Board's Decision to Engage in Social Entrepreneurship, 29 CARDOZO L. REV. 623 (2007) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Janet E. Kerr, Developments in Corporate Governance: The Duty of Good Faith and its Impact on Director Conduct, 13 GEO. MASON L. REV. 1037 (2006) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Popular Press


  • Janet E. Kerr, Featured Speaker for "Corporate Governance and Climate Change" Presented by Wake Forest Law Review, 2009.
  • Janet E. Kerr, West Coast Board Committee Peer Exchange, Invited Participant: Sponsored by Corporate Board Member Magazine and NYSE Euronext, 2008.
  • Janet E. Kerr, Speaker for 2008 General Counsel West Coast Roundtable, "Current Issues in Corporate Governance" Sponsored by Economist Magazine and Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2008.
  • Janet E. Kerr, Featured Speaker for "What Makes A Great Board: A Forum for Nominating/Governance Committee Members" Sponsored by Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2007.
  • Janet E. Kerr, West Coast Board Committee Peer Exchange, Invited Participant: Sponsored by Corporate Board Member Magazine and NYSE, 2007.

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