Lisa Bernstein

Bernstein received a BA in economics from the University of Chicago in 1986 and a JD from Harvard Law School in 1990. She was a visiting research fellow in law and economics at Harvard Law School and began teaching at Boston University in 1991. After she visited at the University of Pennsylvania and the Georgetown Law Center, she joined the Georgetown faculty in 1995. After visiting the Law School in the fall of 1997 and Columbia Law School in the spring of 1998, Bernstein joined the Law School faculty. She has also been a visiting professor of law at Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, The College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan, the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel, University of Paris West Nanterre, and Bar Ilan University. Bernstein is also an International Research Fellow, Center For Corporate Reputation, Said School of Business, the University of Oxford, and a fellow at World Commerce and Contracting.

Professor Bernstein's research interests are in the area of contracts and commercial law with a special emphasis on modern supply chain relationships (with an emphasis on the manufacturing sector), social network analysis, and the intersection of strategy and relational contracting. She is also interested in the design of commercial courts in emerging and transitioning economies, industry specific dispute resolution, and the relationship between social structures and economic development.