Hofstra Law Faculty

Miriam R. Lyman

Professor of Skills


LLM, 1997, New York Law Schl; JD, 1987, Emory Univ; MBA, 1987, Emory Univ; BA, 1984, Tufts Univ


Professor Lyman teaches Contracts, Business Organizations, International Sales Law and Business Drafting.

Professor Lyman joined Hofstra in the fall of 2004, with practice experience as a corporate and securities attorney and teaching experience at law and business schools. She was previously on the faculties of Fordham Business School and Widener Law School, teaching business law topics including corporate, agency and partnership law, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, and interviewing and counseling, as well as legal writing.

Professor Lyman's research interests focus on business organization and international and domestic securities law issues. Her articles have appeared in publications such as the Arizona Law Review, Rutgers Law Journaland the American Business Law Journal, a peer-reviewed journal for which she is an Articles Editor. Before entering academia, she practiced corporate and securities law at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York.

She holds a B.A. from Tufts University, a J.D. and M.B.A. from Emory University, and LL.M. in corporate law from New York University.

Curriculum Vitae


Security for Expense Statutes for LLCs and Limited Partnerships: Adding Value or Simply Adding to Shareholders  Hopelessness, 23 U. PENN. J. BUS. L. 626 (2021). 

Cryptocurrency Meets Bankruptcy Law: A Call for Creditor Status for Investors in Initial Coin Offerings, 36 GA ST L. REV 233 (2020) [Co-authored with Professor Scott Colesanti].

Securities for Expense Statutes: Easing Shareholder Hopelessness, 24 FORDHAM J. CORP. & FIN. L. 33 (2019).

The New York LLC Act at Twenty: Is Piercing Still Enveloped in the Midst of Metaphor? 31 TOURO L. REV. 411 (2015).

Bridging the Gap: How Introducing Ethical Skills Exercises Will Enrich Learning in First Year Courses, 5 DREXEL L. REV. 165 (2012) [Co-authored with Professor Jennifer Gundlach].

Exercise Showcase: Teaching Doctrine and Skills Simultaneously, 12 TENN. J. BUS. L. 335 (2011).

The Howey Test Turns 64: Are Courts Grading This Test on a Curve? 2 WILLIAM AND MARY BUS. L.J. (2011).

Because We Said So: The SEC's Overreaching Attempts to Regulate Mini-Tender Offers, 45 ARIZ. L. REV. 897 (2003).

Common Sense for Common Stock Options: Inconsistent Interpretation of Anti-Dilution Provisions in Options and Warrants, 34 RUTGERS L.J. 321 (2003). [Selected for Bowne Digest For Corporate and Securities Lawyers – Abstracts of Insightful Current Articles from Legal Periodicals, July 2004].

E-Buyer Beware: Why Online Auctions Should be Regulated, 39 AMERICAN BUS. L.J. 575 (2002).

Company Registration in its Historical Context: Evolution Not Revolution, 9 U. MIAMI BUS. L. REV. 67 (2000-1).

The Future of Death Futures: Why Viatical Settlements Must Be Classified as Securities, 19 PACE L. REV. 345 (1999).

Selling Death Short: The Regulatory and Policy Implications of Viatical Settlements, 61 ALBANY L. REV. 1013 (1998).


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