Stefan J. Padfield
Title: Professor of Law
Office: Room 333 C. Blake McDowell Law Building
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Professor Stefan J. Padfield emigrated to the United States as a child and became a U.S. citizen in his early 20s, subsequently serving 6 years in the U.S. Army. Professor Padfield received his B.A. from Brown University, and J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law. During law school, Professor Padfield served as symposium editor for the Kansas Law Review and was a member of the school's national moot court team. Prior to joining the Akron Law faculty, Professor Padfield clerked for The Hon. John R. Gibson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and The Hon. William E. Smith of the U.S. District Court in Providence, Rhode Island. Professor Padfield also worked as a corporate attorney for Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, in New York City. Professor Padfield teaches primarily business law and has published over 15 law review articles, including in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law and in the Harvard Business Law Review Online. Professor Padfield is a past recipient of the University of Akron Law Alumni Association’s Thomas G. Byers Memorial Award for Outstanding Faculty Publication. Professor Padfield is also a contributing editor at the Business Law Prof Blog.