Lissa Lamkin Broome

Burton Craige Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Banking and Finance

Areas of Expertise

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Board Diversity
  • Secured Transactions


Lissa Broome is the Burton Craige Distinguished Professor, director of the school’s Center for Banking and Finance, faculty adviser to the North Carolina Banking Institute journal, and head of the school’s Director Development Initiative, which helps match aspiring board members, particularly those from underrepresented groups, with board opportunities. Broome also serves as the University’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the Atlantic Coast Conference and the NCAA. She joined the faculty in 1984. Broome served as the law school’s associate dean for academic affairs from 1993 to 1995. She teaches Banking Law and Secured Transactions and writes in those areas and on corporate board diversity. Broome co-authored Regulation of Bank Financial Service Activities, with Jerry Markham and Jose Gabilondo, with the 6th edition published in 2022. She also co-authored Securitization, Structured Finance and Capital Markets (LexisNexis 2004) with Steven L. Schwarcz and Bruce A. Markell. Broome received the McCall Award for Teaching Excellence in 1986, 1992, 1995, and 1998. In 2009, she was inducted in the newly-created McCall Master Teachers’ Society for Teaching Excellence. She was honored with the law school’s Outstanding Service Award in 2010, received the Law Alumni Association’s S. Elizabeth Gibson Award for Faculty Excellence in 2019, and the law school’s Robert G. Byrd Award for Excellence and Creativity in Teaching in 2020. In 2022, Broome received the UNC General Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award. She also received the Award for Exemplary Service to the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2022.Broome is a member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Commercial Finance lawyers, and the International Women’s Forum Carolinas.

Broome majored in finance at the University of Illinois and earned a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After law school, she clerked for Judge Alvin B. Rubin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She practiced law at King & Spalding in Atlanta before joining the UNC School of Law faculty.


  • J.D. (cum laude), Harvard University (1981)
  • B.S. (highest honors), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1978)

Selected Publications

Banking on Blockchain, 21 N.C. J.L. & TECH. 169 (2019).
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Division I Student-Athletes: The Evolution of Their Voice and Vote, 7 MISS. SPORTS L. REV. 99 (2018).
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REGULATION OF BANK FINANCIAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES: CASES AND MATERIALS (with J. Markham) (5th ed., West Academic Publishing 2017) (with 2017 Selected Statutes and Regulations Supplement).
KF973 .B76 2018

The United States of America, in CAN BANKS STILL KEEP A SECRET? BANK SECRECY IN FINANCIAL CENTRES AROUND THE WORLD (S. Booysen and D. Neo eds.) (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017).
K1089 .C35 2017

The Danger of Difference: Tensions in Directors' Views of Corporate Board Diversity (K. Krawiec, J. Conley, L. Broome), 2013 U. ILL. L. REV. 919 (2013).
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Board Diversity and Proxy Disclosure (T. Hazen and L. Broome), 37 U. DAYTON L. REV. 39 (2011).
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Supergeneric Collateral Descriptions in Financing Statements and Notice Filing, 46 GONZ. L. REV. 435 (2011).
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The Dodd-Frank Act: Tarp Bailout Backlash and Too Big to Fail, 15 N.C. BANKING INST. 69 (2011).
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Dangerous Categories: Narratives of Corporate Board Diversity (L. Broome, J. Conley, K. Krawiec), 89 N.C. L. REV. 759 (2011).
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KF1050 .S34 2004

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