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Victor D. Lopez

Professor of Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies in Business


Degrees

JD, 1983, St Johns Univ Jamaica; BA, 1980, CUNY Queens Coll


Bio

Victor D. López is currently an Professor in the Department of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law and a B.A. from Queens College, CUNY (English Writing-Honors Program). He is a member of the New York State Bar.

His professional affiliations include membership in the New York State Bar Association, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), and the North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business (NEALSB). He serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and has served as an officer of the North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business (NEALSB) from 2009-2012 (President, 2011-2012, President-elect and Program Chair 2010-2011 and Vice President 2009-2010).

Immediately prior to joining the Hofstra University faculty, he was the Dean of the Business Division at Broome Community College for four years, and prior to that he served as Professor of Business at SUNY at Delhi for 12 years.


Books

  • Book, Textbook-Revised (Published)
    Lopez, V. D. (2016). Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business 3/e. Minneapolis, MN: Textbook Media Press.
  • Book, Textbook-Revised (Published)
    Lopez, V. D. (2011). Business Law: An Introduction 2e (Second Edition ed.). Saint Paul, MN: Textbook Media.
  • Business Law: An Introduction 2e, Textbook Media (2011)
  • Intellectual Property Law: A Practical Guide to Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets (CreateSpace & Kindle Direct Publishing, Summer 2011)
  • Book of Dreams: Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction Short Stories,CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (2011)
  • Of Pain and Ecstasy: Collected Poems, CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (2011)
  • Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business 2e, Textbook Media (2010)

Articles in Refereed Journals and law reviews

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal (Published)
    Lopez, V. D., Maccarrone, E. T. (2014). "Leading the World in the Wrong Direction: Is it Time for the U.S. to Adopt the World Standard 'Loser Pays' Rule in Civil Litigation?". Northeast Journal of Legal Studies, (Fall 2014), 32, pages 1 through 20.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal (Published)
    Lopez, V. D. (2013). Dealing with Uninvited and Unwelcomed Guests: A Survey of Current State Legislative Efforts to Control Illegal Immigration within Their Borders. International Journal of Public Law and Policy (IJPLP), 3(1), 43-62.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal (Published)
    Lopez, V. D. (2011). Unauthorized Practice of Law in the United States: A Survey and Brief Analysis of the Law. North East Journal of Legal Studies, 26(Fall 2011), 60-84.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal (Published)
    Lopez, V. D. (2011). Principled Leadership: Finding Common Ground among Divergent Philosophies. University of Botswana Law Journal, 11, 153-158.
  • Illegal Immigration: Economic, Social and Ethical Implications, North East Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 22 (Fall 2009)
  • Legislating Relief for the High Cost of College Textbooks: A Brief Analysis of the Current Law and its Implication for Students, Faculty and the Publishing Industry, Journal of Legal Studies in Business, Vol. 15 (2009)
  • Principled Leadership: Finding Common Ground Among Divergent Philosophies, University of Botswana Law Journal, Vol. 11 (2010)
  • State Homestead Exemptions and Bankruptcy Law: Is it Time for Congress to Close the Loophole?, Rutgers Business Law Journal, Vol. 7 ( Spring 2010)
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law in the U.S.: A Survey and Brief Analysis of the Law, North East Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 26 (Fall 2011)

Non-Refereed Journal Articles

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal (Published)
    Maccarrone, E. T., Lopez, V. D. (2016). Medical Malpractice Limitations for New York Infants - Time for a Change of Time? Medical Malpractice Limitations for New York Infants - Time for a Change of Time? XXXIV(2015-2016), 99-125.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal (Published)
    Lopez, V. D. (2010). State Homestead Exemptions and Bankruptcy Law: Is it Time for Congress to Close the Loophole? Rutgers Business Law Journal, 7(1 / Spring 2010), 143-168.

Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Article cited in IN RE MARTIN Bankr. Court, ED New York, 2013 (Published)
    Lopez, V. D. State Homestead Exemptions and Bankruptcy Law: Is it Time for Congress to Close the Loophole? 7 Rutgers Bus. L.J. 143 (2010).
  • Law Review (Published)
    Maccarrone, E. T., Lopez, V. D. (2016). Medical Malpractice Limitations for New York Infants Buffalo Law School.
  • Law Review (Published)
    Lopez, V. D. (2016). When Lenders can Legally Provide Loans with Effective Interest Rates Above 1,000 Percent, Is it Time for Congress to Consider a Federal Interest Cap on Consumer Loans? Notre Dame Journal of Legislation.
  • Law Review (Published)
    Lopez, V. D., Maccarrone, E. T. (2016). Traffic Enforcement by Camera: Privacy and Due Process in the Age of Big Brother Law Journal for Social Justice (Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University).
  • Article cited by U.S. Supreme Court in Law v. Siegel No. 12-5196 134 S. Ct. 1188 (2014) (Published)
    Lopez, V. D. (2014). State Homestead Exemptions and Bankruptcy Law: Is it Time for Congress to Close the Loophole? 7 Rutgers Bus. L.J. 143 (2010).
  • Book (Published)
    Lopez, V. D. (2011). Intellectual Property Law: A Practical Guide to Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets. Seattle, WA: On-Demand Publishing, LLC.
  • Instructor's Manual (Published)
    Lopez, V. D. (2011). Business law: An Introduction 2e Instructor's Manual and Test Bank [Instructor's Manual]. Saint Paul, MN: Textbook Media.
  • Instructor's Manual (Accepted)
    Lopez, V. D. Instructor's Manual to accompany Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business 3/e [Instructor's Manual]. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Test Bank (Accepted)
    Lopez, V. D. Test Bank to accompany Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business 3/e Textbook Media Press.
  • Book (Accepted)
    Lopez, V. D. Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business 3rd Edition. Minneapolis, MN: Textbook Media Publishing.

Other

  • Lopez, V. D. State Homestead Exemptions and Bankruptcy Law: Is it Time for Congress to Close the Loophole? 7 Rutgers Bus. L.J. 143 (2010). AACSB Classification: Discipline-based Scholarship
  • Maccarrone, E. T., Lopez, V. D. (2016). Medical Malpractice Limitations for New York Infants Buffalo Law School. AACSB Classification: Discipline-based Scholarship
  • Lopez, V. D. (2016). When Lenders can Legally Provide Loans with Effective Interest Rates Above 1,000 Percent, Is it Time for Congress to Consider a Federal Interest Cap on Consumer Loans? Notre Dame Journal of Legislation. AACSB Classification: Discipline-based Scholarship
  • Lopez, V. D., Maccarrone, E. T. (2016). Traffic Enforcement by Camera: Privacy and Due Process in the Age of Big Brother Law Journal for Social Justice (Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University). AACSB Classification: Discipline-based Scholarship
  • Lopez, V. D. (2014). State Homestead Exemptions and Bankruptcy Law: Is it Time for Congress to Close the Loophole? 7 Rutgers Bus. L.J. 143 (2010). AACSB Classification: Discipline-based Scholarship
  • Lopez, V. D. (2011). Business law: An Introduction 2e Instructor's Manual and Test Bank [Instructor's Manual]. Saint Paul, MN: Textbook Media. AACSB Classification: Learning and Pedagogical Research

Presentations Given

  • Lopez, V. D., NEALSB Annual Conference, "When Lenders can Legally Provide Loans with Effective Interest Rates Above 1,000 Percent, Is it Time for Congress to Consider a Federal Interest Cap on Consumer Loans?," North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Princeton, NJ. (April 25, 2015). AACSB Classification: Discipline-based Scholarship
  • Lopez, V. D. (Presenter & Author), Maccarrone, E. T. (Presenter & Author), NEALSB Annual Conference, "Medical Malpractice Limitations for New York Infants: Time for a Change of Time?," North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Westbrook, CT. (April 26, 2014).
  • Lopez, V. D. (Presenter & Author), Maccarrone, E. T. (Author Only), NEALSB Annual Conference, "Traffic Enforcement by Camera: Privacy and Due Process in the Age of Big Brother," North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Westbrook, CT. (April 20, 2013). AACSB Classification: Discipline-based Scholarship
  • Maccarrone, E. T., Lopez, V. D., "Leading the World in the Wrong Direction: Is it Ti, ""Leading the World in the Wrong Direction: Is it Ti," Zarb School Seminars, Hempstead, NY. (October 24, 2012). AACSB Classification: Contributions to Practice
  • Lopez, V. D. (Presenter & Author), Maccarrone, E. T. (Presenter & Author), Faculty Research Seminar, "Leading the World in the Wrong Direction: Is it Time for the U.S. to Adopt the World Standard “Loser Pays” Rule in Civil Litigation?," Dean Patrick J. Socci, Hofstra University, Starr 304. (October 24, 2012). AACSB Classification: Discipline-based Scholarship
  • Maccarrone, E. T., Lopez, V. D., Faculty Research Seminars, ""Leading the World in the Wrong Direction: Is it Ti," Zarb School at Hofstra, Hempstead, NY. (October 24, 2012). AACSB Classification: Contributions to Practice
  • Lopez, V. D. (Presenter & Author), Maccarrone, E. T. (Author Only), NEALSB Annual Conference, "Leading the World in the Wrong Dirction: Is it Time for the U.S. to Adopt the World Standard "Loser Pays" Rule in Civil Litigation?," North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Saratoga Springs, NY. (April 28, 2012). AACSB Classification: Discipline-based Scholarship
  • Lopez, V. D. (Panelist), Undergraduate Faculty Pedagogy Workshop, "Undergraduate Faculty Pedagogy Workshop," Dean Socci, Hofstra University. (October 26, 2011).
  • Lopez, V. D., NEALSB Annual Conference - April 29-May 1 2011, "Dealing with Uninvited and Unwelcomed Guests: A Survey of Current State Legislative Efforts to Control Illegal Immigration within Their Borders," North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business (NEALSB), Lenox, MA. (May 1, 2011). AACSB Classification: Discipline-based Scholarship

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant

  • Lopez, V. D., "Summer Research Grant," Sponsored by Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University, $3,000.00. (May 2015 - August 2015).
  • Lopez, V. D., "Summer Research Grant," Sponsored by Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University, $3,000.00. (May 31, 2014 - August 31, 2014).
  • Lopez, V. D., "Summer Research Grant," Sponsored by Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University, $3,000.00. (May 31, 2013 - August 31, 2013).
  • Lopez, V. D., "Summer Research Grant," Sponsored by Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University, $2,000.00. (May 31, 2012 - August 31, 2012).
  • Lopez, V. D. (Principal), "Summer Research Grant," Sponsored by Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University, $3,000.00. (May 31, 2011 - August 31, 2011).

Awards and Honors

  • Tied for Best Paper Award (co-authored with Eugene T. Maccarrone), North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business. (April 2014).

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
LEGL 020 INTRO LGL SYSTM,ENVRN&CONTRCT Undergraduate
LEGL 121 LAW FOR THE ENTREPRENEUR Undergraduate
LEGL 200 LEGL, POL, REG & ETHICAL ENVIR Graduate
LEGL 205 LAW OF BUS ORGS & THE U.C.C. Graduate
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