Afra Afsharipour is professor of law and Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar at University of California, Davis School of Law. She teaches courses in business associations, business planning and venture capital, antitrust, and mergers and acquisitions. Afsharipour is widely published and lectures frequently on various topics involving comparative corporate law, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, transactional law, and related issues. Her scholarship has appeared in a number of books and law reviews, including Columbia Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, National Law School of India Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, and UC Davis Law Review. She is chair of the transactional law and skills section of the Association of American Law Schools and serves on the executive committee of the law and South Asian studies section. She also serves on the board of the younger comparativists committee of the American Society of Comparative Law. Previously she was an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where she advised clients on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, and corporate governance and compliance matters. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Rosemary Barkett of the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She received her JD from Columbia Law School, where she was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a BA, magna cum laude, from Cornell University.