Thomas Lee Hazen

Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Agency
  • Business Organizations Law
  • Compliance
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Board Diversity
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Law
  • Nonprofit Organizations Law
  • Organizations Law
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Securities Law


Thomas Lee Hazen joined the North Carolina faculty in 1980 and serves as the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Law. Hazen teaches business associations and securities regulation. He is a recognized expert and is widely published in the fields of securities, commodities, and corporate law. Hazen is the author of a seven-volume treatise on Securities Regulation and is the co-author of multivolume treatises on derivatives regulation, broker-dealer regulation, and a multivolume treatise on corporate law. Hazen has authored casebooks and student textbooks on securities law, broker-dealer regulation, business organizations, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. He also has authored a monograph on securities law that was commissioned by the Federal Judicial Center. Hazen’s treatise on corporate law received the Association of American Publishers’ award for best new legal book of 1995. Hazen has authored more than forty law review articles, including articles in the University of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Northwestern law reviews. He is a frequent lecturer for national continuing legal education programs and also has served as an expert witness on a number of occasions.

Hazen is a graduate of Columbia College (B.A.) and Columbia Law School (J.D.), where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as an editor of the Columbia Law Review. Before moving to North Carolina, Hazen was a professor of law at the University of Nebraska and prior to that he was engaged in private practice as a litigator with a major New York City law firm.


  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law (1972)
  • B.A., Columbia University (1969)

Selected Publications

TREATISE ON THE LAW OF SECURITIES REGULATION (Thomson Reuters, 8th ed.) (7 volumes; updated annually)
KF1439 .H391 2023

Corporate and Securities Law Impact on Social Responsibility and Corporate Purpose, 62 B.C.L. REV. 851 (2021).
Westlaw | Lexis/Nexis | SSRN | Hein | BEPress

Social Issues in the Spotlight: The Increasing Need to Improve Publicly-Held Companies’ CSR and ESG Disclosures, 23 U. PA. J. BUS. L. 740 (2021).
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KF1438 .R379 2020

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS LAW (with J. Cox) (Hornbook Series) (West, 5th ed. 2020).
KF1414 .C692 2020

CORPORATE FINANCE: DEBT, EQUITY, AND DERIVATIVE MARKETS AND THEIR INTERMEDIARIES (with J. Gabilondo and J. Markham) (West Academic Publishing, 4th ed. 2017).
KF1428.A7 .M37 2017

THE LAW OF SECURITIES REGULATION (Hornbook Series) (West Publishing, 7th ed. 2017).
KF1439 .H39 2017

CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ENTERPRISES: CASES AND MATERIALS (J. Coyle, T. Hazen and J. Markham) (West Academic Publishing, 4th ed. 2016).
KF1413 .H39 2016

DERIVATIVES REGULATION (with P. M. Johnson) (Aspen, 2004) (updated annually).
KF1085 .J633 2004

BROKER-DEALER OPERATIONS AND REGULATION UNDER SECURITIES AND COMMODITIES LAWS (with J. Markham) (Thomson West, 2nd ed. 2002) (updated annually).
KF1071 .M36 2nd

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