William Moon

Professor of Law




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  • BBA, University of Michigan
    JD, Yale Law School

Will Moon is a professor of law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. His current research focuses on corporate charter competition, corporate governance, offshore finance, and private international law. Professor Moon’s recent scholarship has appeared in the Duke Law Journal, the Iowa Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, and the Vanderbilt Law Review. In 2021, Professor Moon was voted Professor of the Year by the Black Law Students Association.

Prior to joining Maryland Carey Law in 2018, Professor Moon served as an acting assistant professor in the Lawyering Program at NYU School of Law from 2016 to 2018. Prior to entering academia, he worked as a litigation associate at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP in New York City, where he specialized in cross-border commercial disputes. From 2013 to 2014, Professor Moon served as a law clerk to Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Moon holds a JD from the Yale Law School, where he served as a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal and a Coker Fellow. He received a BBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he was the founding editor-in-chief of the Michigan Journal of Business.

Book Chapters

Global Corporate Charter Competition, in A Research Agenda in Corporate Law (Christopher Bruner & Marc Moore eds., 2024).

Recognition, Rewards, and Regime Change, in Resolving Conflicts in the Law: Essays in Honour of Lea Brilmayer 130 (Chiara Giorgetti & Natalie Klein eds., 2019).


Anonymous Companies, 71 Duke Law Journal 1425 (2022). Abstract

Delaware's Global Competitiveness, 106 Iowa Law Review 1683 (2021). Abstract

Delaware's New Competition, 114 Northwestern University Law Review 1403 (2020). Abstract

Regulating Offshore Finance, 72 Vanderbilt Law Review 1 (2019). Abstract

Tax Havens as Producers of Corporate Law, 116 Michigan Law Review 1081 (2018). Abstract

Contracting Out of Public Law, 55 Harvard Journal on Legislation 323 (2018). Abstract

The Original Meaning of the Law of Nations, 56 Virginia Journal of International Law 51 (2016). Abstract

Contracting Foreign Exchange Rate Risks: A Behavioral Law and Economics Perspective on KIKO Forward Contracts, 34 European Journal of Law and Economics 391 (2012) (with Haksoo Ko).

Essential Security Interests in International Investment Agreements, 15 Journal of International Economic Law 481 (2012).

Alternative Approach to Causation Analysis in Trade Remedy Investigations: Cost of Production Test, 44 Journal of World Trade 1023 (2010) (with Dukgeun Ahn). Abstract