Rory Van Loo

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Professor Rory Van Loo, Boston University School of Law

Rory Van Loo’s research focuses on consumer transactions, with a particular interest in the intersection between technology and regulation. His writing on these topics has appeared in publications such as the Duke Law JournalUniversity of Pennsylvania Law ReviewYale Journal on Regulation, and Harvard Law Review.

Professor Van Loo teaches Contracts, Regulation of Financial Institutions, and the Law of Consumer Markets. Prior to joining the BU Law faculty, he served as a lecturer at Harvard Law School and worked for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and McKinsey & Company.

During his four years at McKinsey & Co., Professor Van Loo conducted quantitative empirical studies for multinational consumer companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, organizational design, and sales. He was also on the implementation team that set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, focusing on laying the foundation for supervising large banks.

Professor Van Loo graduated magna cum laude, in Science, Technology, and Society, with a focus on Computer Science, from Pomona College. He then spent a year researching the economic impact of the Internet with a Thomas J. Watson fellowship. He went on to earn a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and a PhD, with distinction, from Yale University.

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