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Robert E. Bishop

Associate Professor of Law
School of Law


Robert E. Bishop is an associate professor at Duke Law School. His academic research focuses on corporate governance, securities, and markets more broadly.

Bishop brings a distinguished record of public service. Most recently, he was the senior advisor on financial markets at the U.S. Department of the Treasury during the COVID-19 pandemic, where he played an integral role on economic relief efforts. Before his doctoral studies, he advised a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to graduate school, he served in the Middle East and East Africa with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Bishop co-founded the International Institute of Law and Finance (IILF), a non-profit, non-partisan institution that seeks to bridge the gap between academic research and financial regulatory policy. IILF weighs in regularly on financial regulatory issues, including by providing financial regulators with summaries of academic research through formal comment letters on proposed SEC rules.

Bishop holds an AB from the University of Chicago, JD and MBA from Columbia University, and MA, MPhil, and PhD from Yale University. He clerked on the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Law · 2023 - Present School of Law

Education, Training & Certifications

Yale University · 2021 Ph.D.