Mendoza School of Business


Laura Hollis

Associate Teaching Professor
Accountancy
 574-631-7314
  222 Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications
  • Presentations
  • Awards

Laura (Hirschfeld) Hollis, a native of Champaign, Illinois, received her bachelor’s degree in English and her law degree from the University of Notre Dame. She now holds faculty appointments in the Mendoza College of Business and the Law School at the University of Notre Dame, where she teaches courses in business law and entrepreneurship. Her expertise is in entrepreneurship, economic development, and public policy.

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Hollis was Director of the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at Notre Dame. She held joint appointments in Engineering and Business at the University of Illinois from 2000 – 2010. She was a tenured professor of law at the University of Detroit Mercy, and a visiting professor of law at Michigan State University.

In addition to her legal publications, Professor Hollis has been a freelance political writer for almost 30 years, and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate since 2014.

She is married to Jess Hollis, an on-air personality with WZOC 94.3 FM, and they have two children, Alistair and Celeste.

Education
JD, Notre Dame Law School
BA, University of Notre Dame

Areas of Expertise
Law
Entrepreneurship
Economic Development and Public Policy
Technology Commercialization
Politics and Culture

Editorial Boards
Editorial Board Member
ELAW Group - Kauffman Foundation
September, 2010

Teaching
Business Law
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Law and the Entrepreneur
Business law
Entrepreneurial Sales Management
Legal Issues for Business
Management Competencies
Law and the Entrepreneur (LAW 70905)
Entrepreneurship
Legal Issues in Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Entrepreneurship (MGTE/BAEN)
LAW 70905 - Law and the Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurial Insights
"Why - and how - law schools need to teach entrepreneurship", Kauffman Foundation (www.entrepreneurship.org), n/a, 2011

"Third-Party Subpoenas: A Multi-State Survey", Legal Research Network, Inc., n/a, 1998

"Law and Literature: An Annotated Bibliography of Law-Related Works edited by Elizabeth Villiers Gemmette", Whitson Publishing, n/a, 1998

"Legal Drugs? Not Without Legal Reform: The Impact of Drug Legalization on Employers Under Current Theories of Enterprise Liability", Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, 7, 1998

"Non-Party Subpoenas: A National Survey", Legal Research Network, Inc., n/a, 1996

"'Apex Depositions' and Protective Orders: A Nationwide Survey", Legal Research Network, n/a, 1995

"The $50,000 Question: Does Supplemental Jurisdiction Extend to Claims Between Diverse Parties Which Do Not Meet 1332's Amount-in-Controversy Requirement?", Temple Law Review, 68, 1994

"How to Find a Career You Love", "Finding a Career You Love", 2015
"Science and Morality: The Unspoken Connection", Catholic Citizens of Illinois monthly meeting, 2013
"Entrepreneurship Center Development", GCEC Annual Meeting, 2011
"Curricular and Collaborative Opportunities in Entrepreneurship Education for Law Schools", USASBE Annual Meeting, 2011
"Entrepreneurial Policy Design", ALSB Annual Meeting, 2009
"Multidisciplinary Entrepreneurship Education: Translational Outreach to Faculty in the Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences", Conference on Entrepreneurship and Global Impact, 2007
"Cross-Campus Entrepreneurship Initiatives: Engaging Faculty in the Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences", GCEC Annual Meeting, 2007
"The ABCs of Some Recent Cases: ASCAP, BMI and CBS", Nashville Bar Association Continuing Legal Education seminar, 1990
"Works Made for Hire: The Supreme Court Jumps Into the Fray", Nashville Bar Association Continuing Legal Education seminar, 1989
"iFoundry Fellow in Engineering Education", College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2010

"iFoundry Fellow in Engineering Education", College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2009

"Entrepreneurship Advocacy Award", Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, 2009

"Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship", College of Business, University of Illinois, 2008

"iFoundry Fellow in Engineering Education", College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2008

"Gamma Epsilon Award for Excellence in Teaching", Department of General Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2005

"James E. Barnes Award for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship", University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1998

"Professor of the Year", University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1996

"Induction, Frank Murphy Honor Society", University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1994

"Outstanding Faculty Contribution", University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1994

"Professor of the Year", University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1994