Professor Branson received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from Northwestern University. He has also earned an LL.M. from the University of Virginia, specializing in corporate law and securities regulation. Professor Branson has been a visiting professor at a number of schools, including the University of Alabama as Charles Tweedy Distinguished Visiting Professor, the University of Hong Kong as Paul Hastings Distinguished Visiting Professor, Cornell University, Arizona State University, Washington University (St. Louis), and universities in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Belgium, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, South Africa, and England. He holds a permanent faculty appointment at the University of Melbourne, Australia, in its Masters of Law Program. Professor Branson has published numerous articles and books, including the treatise, Corporate Governance (Lexis Law Pub. 1993)(with supplements), Corporate Governance Problems (1997), Understanding Corporate Law (1999, 3rd ed 2009))(with A. Pinto), Questions and Answers on Business Organizations (2003), No Seat at the Table - How Governance and Law Keep Women Out of the Boardroom (NYU Press 2007), Cases and Materials on Business Enterprises (2009)(w. J. Heminway et al), and The Last Male Bastion: Gender and the CEO Suite at America's Public Companies (Routledge 2010). As an elected member since 1981, he had an influential role in framing the American Law Institute's recommendations for corporate governance and is a leading expert on the corporate law aspects of Alaska native corporations. Most recently, he has been a USAID consultant to the Ministries of Justice in Indonesia, Ukraine, and Slovakia advising on corporate law, capital markets law, corporate governance, and securitization issues. Currently, he is the Condon-Falknor Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle.