Stefan Padfield


Stefan J. Padfield is an Associate Professor of Law at The University of Akron School of Law.  Professor Padfield brings extensive expertise in a number of business law areas.  He teaches the key courses, including Basic Business Associations, Corporations, Securities Regulation, and Mergers and Acquisitions.  A graduate of Brown University, with his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law, Professor Padfield clerked for The Hon. John R. Gibson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and The Hon. William E. Smith of the U.S. District Court in Providence, R.I. and, in between the clerkships, worked in New York for Cravath, Swaine & Moore. 

His scholarship includes the articles "Is Puffery Material to Investors? Maybe We Should Ask Them," 10 U. Pa. J. Bus. & Emp. L. 339 (2008) (selected by the Akron Law Alumni Association for the Thomas G. Byers Memorial Award for Outstanding Faculty Publication), and "Who Should Do the Math? Materiality Issues in Disclosures That Require Investors to Calculate the Bottom Line," 34 Pepp. L. Rev. 927 (2007) (selected for inclusion in the Securities Law Review 2008).  Professor Padfield also contributes to the Akron Law Café blog.

His SSRN page is here.