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Victor D. Lopez

The Cypres Family Distinguished Professorship in Legal Studies in Business and Professor of Legal Studies


Degrees

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


Bio


Victor D. López is the Cypres Family Distinguished Professor in Legal Studies in Business 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 Honors Program -- Writing). 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 SUNY Broome for four years, and prior to that he served as Professor of Business at SUNY at Delhi for 12 years. He has also served as Sub-Chair of the Consulting Faculty at Excelsior College, on the Advisory Council to Excelsior College President John Ebersole, as Professor and Director of the Extended-Day Program at Plaza College, and as Academic Dean at Market Training Institute.






Books in Print



  • Book, Textbook (Published)

    Lopez, V. D. (2020). A Primer on Immigration Law and Compliance. Minneapolis, MN: Textbook Media Press.

  • Book, Textbook-Revised (Published)

    Lopez, V. D. (2020). Business Law: An Introduction (Third Edition)

    Minneapolis, MN: Textbook Media Press.

  • Book, Reference (Published)

    Lopez, V.D. (2018) Copyright Law: A Practical Guide. CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing.

  • Book, Textbook-Revised (Published)

    Lopez, V. D. (2016). Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business (Third Edition). Minneapolis, MN: Textbook Media Press.

  • Book, Textbook-Revised (Published)

    Lopez, V. D. (2011). Business Law: An Introduction (Second Edition). Saint Paul, MN: Textbook Media.

  • Book, Reference (Published)

  • Lopez, V.D. (2011) Intellectual Property Law: A Practical Guide to Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets.  CreateSpace & Kindle Direct Publishing, (Summer 2011).

  • Book, Textbook-Revised (Published)

  • Lopez, V. D. (2011). Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business (Second Edition) Minneapolis, MN: Textbook Media Press (2011)


Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals and Law Reviews



  • Journal Article, Academic Journal (Accepted)

    López, V. D. (2020), Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts: A Legally Permissible Means of Denying Consumers the Constitutional Right to Litigate Contract Disputes in Court and the Right to Trial By Jury. North East Journal of Legal Studies (Spring 2020).

  • Journal Article, Law Review (Published)

    Lopez, V.D. and Maccarrone, E.T. (2019). Non-Lawyer Judges Presiding Over Criminal Trials: A Constitutionally Permissible Injustice? Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy. Vol. 10 (October 2019).

  • Journal Article, 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. Vol. 42, Issue 1 (2016).

  • Journal Article, Law Review (Published)

    Maccarrone, E. T., Lopez, V. D. (2016). Medical Malpractice Limitations for New York Infants - Time for a Change of Time? 34 Buff. Pub. Int. L.J. 99 (2016).

  • 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? North East 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. and Maccarrone, E.T. (2011). Unauthorized Practice of Law in the United States: A Survey and Brief Analysis of the Law. North East Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 26 (Fall 2011), 60-84.

  • 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, Vol. 7 (Spring 2010).

  • Essay, Academic Journal (Published)

    Lopez, V.D. (2010). Principled Leadership: Finding Common Ground Among Divergent Philosophies, University of Botswana Law Journal, Vol. 11 (2010).

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal (Published)

    Lopez, V. D. (2009). Illegal Immigration: Economic, Social and Ethical ImplicationsNorth East Journal of Legal StudiesVol. 22 (Fall 2009)

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal (Published)

    Lopez, V. D. (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)




Other Intellectual Contributions



  • Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank (Published)

    A Primer on Immigration Law and Compliance (2020)

  • Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank (Published)

    Business Law: An Introduction (Third Edition)

  • Article Cited in IN RE MARTIN Bankr. Court, ED New York (2013)

    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).

  • Article Cited by U.S. Supreme Court in Law v. Siegel No. 12-5196 134 S. Ct. 1188 (2014)

    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).

  • Instructor's Manual (Published)

    Lopez, V. D. (2017) Instructor's Manual to accompany Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business 3/e. Minneapolis, MN. (2017)

  • Test Bank (Published)

    Lopez, V. D. (2017) Test Bank to accompany Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business 3/e Textbook Media Press.

  • Instructor's Manual (Published)

    Lopez, V. D. (2011). Business Law: An Introduction 2e Instructor's Manual and Test Bank. Saint Paul, MN: Textbook Media.


Other Intellectual Contributions



  • Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank (Published)

    A Primer on Immigration Law and Compliance (2020)

  • Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank (Published)

    Business Law: An Introduction (Third Edition)

  • Article Cited in IN RE MARTIN Bankr. Court, ED New York (2013)

    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).

  • Article Cited by U.S. Supreme Court in Law v. Siegel No. 12-5196 134 S. Ct. 1188 (2014)

    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).

  • Instructor's Manual (Published)

    Lopez, V. D. (2017) Instructor's Manual to accompany Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business 3/e. Minneapolis, MN. (2017)

  • Test Bank (Published)

    Lopez, V. D. (2017) Test Bank to accompany Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business 3/e Textbook Media Press.

  • Instructor's Manual (Published)

    Lopez, V. D. (2011). Business Law: An Introduction 2e Instructor's Manual and Test Bank. Saint Paul, MN: Textbook Media.


Presentations



  • Lopez, V.D. Presented a paper on “Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts: A Legally Permissible Means of Denying Consumers the Constitution Right to Litigate Contract Disputes in Court and the Right to Trial by Jury?” North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference April 24-26, 2019 (Cape May, NJ). AACSB Classification: Discipline-based Scholarship

  • Lopez V.D. and Maccarrone E.T. Co-Presented a paper “Should Emergency Good Deeds Go Unpunished? An Analysis of the Good Samaritan Statutes of the United States” North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference April 28-30, 2017 (Cooperstown, NY). AACSB Classification: Discipline-based Scholarship

  • 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. and Maccarrone, E. T. Co-presenters. 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). AACSB Classification: Discipline-based Scholarship

  • 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

  • Lopez, V. D. and Maccarrone, E.T. "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?" Zarb School Seminars, Hempstead, NY. (October 24, 2012). AACSB Classification: Discipline-based Scholarship

  • Lopez, V. D. (Presenter & Author), Maccarrone, E. T. (Author Only), NEALSB Annual Conference, "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?" 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" 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



  • Lopez, V.D. Summer Research Grant Sponsored by the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University, $3,000. (May 31, 2019 - August 31, 2019).

  • Lopez, V.D. Summer Research Grant Sponsored by the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University, $3,000.00 (May 31, 2018 - August 31, 2018).

  • Lopez, V.D. Summer Research Grant Sponsored by the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University, $1,500 (May 31, 2017 - August 31, 2017).

  • 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



  • Appointed as the Cypres Family Distinguished Professor in Legal Studies in Business (September 2019).

  • 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 120 IMMIGRATION LAW Undergraduate
LEGL 121 LAW FOR THE ENTREPRENEUR Undergraduate
LEGL 205 LAW OF BUS ORGS & THE U.C.C. Graduate
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