Thomas Lee Hazen

Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Law

(919) 962-8504
5094 Van Hecke-Wettach Hall

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

Identifying the Duty Prohibiting Outsider Trading on Material Nonpublic Information, 61 HASTINGS L. J. 881 (2010).
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Filling a Regulatory Gap: It is Time to Regulate Over-the-Counter Derivatives, 13 N.C. BANKING INST. 123 (2009).
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CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ENTERPRISES: CASES AND MATERIALS (with J. Markham) (Suppl. updated annually) (West/Thomson Reuters, 3rd ed. 2009).
KF1413 .H39 2009

SECURITIES REGULATION: CASES AND MATERIALS (West/Thomson Reuters, 8th ed. 2009).
KF1438 .R379 2009

TREATISE ON THE LAW OF SECURITIES REGULATION (West Publishing, 6th ed., Practitioner's ed. 2009). (updated annually).
KF1439 .H391 2009

CORPORATE FINANCE: CASES AND MATERIALS (with J. Markham) (Thomson-West, 2nd ed. 2008).
KF1428.A7 M37 2008

CORPORATE FINANCE: CASES AND MATERIALS (with J. Markham) (Thomson-West, 2004).
KF1428.A7 M37 2004

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

COX & HAZEN ON CORPORATIONS (with J. Cox) (Aspen Publishers, 2nd ed. 2003).
KF1414 .C69 2003

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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