David Millon J.B. Stombock Professor of Law, Emeritus

Phone: 540-458-8993

Email: millond@wlu.edu

Office: 4003 Lewis Hall 

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Area of Expertise

Corporate Law, Legal History


BA, 1975, Ohio State University

MA, 1976, Ohio State University

PHD, 1982, Cornell University

JD, 1983, Harvard University


David Millon is the J.B. Stombock Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University. A highly respected scholar in the areas of corporate law and legal history, Millon has written about some of the most pressing issues of the day, from corporate social responsibility to the Enron collapse to the law and politics of hostile takeover regulation.

Millon has also published Select Ecclesiastical Cases from the King's Courts 1272-1307, which explores the relationship between the Catholic Church's court system and the King's common law courts during the reign of Edward I. The book was published by the Selden Society as part of its distinguished series on British legal history.

Millon is a past-President of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, an academic organization that sponsors an annual meeting attracting legal scholars from around the U.S. and abroad. From 2000 to 2006, Millon served W&L Law as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and from 1994-1997 as Director of the Frances Lewis Law Center, the law school's research and scholarship arm.

Millon holds undergraduate and master's degrees from Ohio State University, a Ph.D. from Cornell University and a J.D. from Harvard.

J.B. Stombock Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, since 2001; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 2000-06; Director, Frances Lewis Law Center, 1994-97; Professor of Law, 1994-01; Associate Professor, 1990-94; Assistant Professor, 1986-90. Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Cornell University, 1991-92. NEH Fellow and Visiting Member of the Law Faculty, Cambridge University, 1990-91. Visiting Scholar, Institute for Historical Research, University of London, 1978-80. Associate attorney, Hale and Dorr, Boston, 1983-86.

Recent Publications


Select Ecclesiastical Cases from the King's Courts 1272-1307 (2009)

Book Chapters

Corporate Social Responsibility and SustainabilityCompany Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities (2015)

Shareholder Primacy, the Main Barrier to Sustainable Companies: A Comparative Analysis of Company LawCompany Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities (2015)

Enlightened Shareholder Value, Social Responsibility, and the Redefinition of Corporate Purpose without LawCorporate Governance after the Financial Crisis (2012)


Corporate Law After Hobby Lobby (Lyman P. Q. Johnson and David K. Millon) Business Lawyer (2015)

Shareholder Primacy in the Classroom After the Financial Crisis (David Millon) Journal of Business & Technology Law (2013)

Book Review, Blackstone in America: Selected Essays of Kathryn Preyer (Mary Sarah Bilder et al. eds., 2009) (David K. Millon) American Journal of Legal History (2012)

Human Rights and Delaware Corporate Law (David K. Millon) Pacific McGeorge Global Business and Development Law Journal (2012)

- See Prof. Millon's full list of publications at his Scholarly Commons page.