Lua Kamál Yuille
Professor of Law and Business
Columbia University School of Law, JD 2004
Lua Kamál Yuille joined the Northeastern University faculty in 2021 as professor of law and business within the School of Law and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Yuille is a recognized praxivist, which is a philosophy that involves using her theoretical scholarship to inform her engagement in social change. Her current interdisciplinary work draws into conversation property law, heterodox economics, business law, critical pedagogy and group identity. Yuille’s diverse professional formation — federal law clerk, Latin Americanist socio-economic development lawyer, Wall Street corporate transactional attorney, public school teacher, pro bono immigration litigation practitioner — provides a strong foundation for her engaged scholarship on a wide range of questions.
Yuille began her academic career as a visiting professor at the University of Oregon School of Law and as a William Hastie Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Law School. In 2013, she joined the University of Kansas, where she served on the law faculty and in the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Her exemplary justice-oriented work earned Yuille the Junior Faculty Teaching Award from the Society of American Law Teachers in 2017.
Yuille’s formal education and pedigree includes training in fields ranging from cognitive science, international relations and computer engineering to economics, education and law. Her academic credentials include degrees from Columbia University School of Law, the Johns Hopkins University and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. She is fluent in Spanish and Italian and credits her most enduring education to the varied experiences she has had as a praxivist doing service all over the world.
Fields of Expertise
- Business Law
- Critical Pedagogy
- Corporate Law
- Gender and the Law
- Heterodox Economics
- International Law
- Race and Racism and the Law
- “Corporations, Property and Personhood,” 97 Denver Law Review 557 (2020).
- “Love as Justice,” 26 The Langston Hughes Review 49 (2020).
- “Dignity Takings in Gangland's Suburban Frontier,” 92 Chicago-Kent Law Review 793 (2018).
- “From Corpo Economicus to Corpo Sapiens,” 55 University of Louisville Law Review 163 (2017).
- “Blood In, Buyout: A Property & Economic Approach to Street Gangs,” 2015 Wisconsin Law Review 1049 (2015).