This year, Santa Clara Law Professor David Yosifon was appointed to a five-year term as the Peter Canisius SJ Professorship at Santa Clara University. This endowed chair position includes an annual grant to support Yosifon’s research. 

In a letter announcing the award, Santa Clara University President Kevin O’Brien, SJ, wrote: “You have distinguished yourself as a teaching scholar who fosters the highest ideals of a Catholic, Jesuit education. You embody the qualities that we seek: creative scholarship with teaching, collegiality and collaboration with faculty and students, and incorporation of intellectual foundations for ethics and justice.” 

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Yosifon joined the Santa Clara Law faculty in 2006. He teaches Business Organizations and Professional Responsibility, and his scholarship focuses on corporate governance law and corporate social responsibility. He is the author of Corporate Friction: How Corporate Law Impedes American Progress and What To Do About It (Cambridge University Press, 2018). His scholarship has appeared in numerous law journals, and his opinion pieces have been published in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Jose Mercury News.