Dale A. Oesterle

J. Gilbert Reese Chair in Contract Law
Contact Information:

(614) 292-7172 Drinko 209


Curriculum Vitae Publications

  • B.A., University of Michigan, Philosophy, 1972 (with distinction)
  • M.P.P., University of Michigan, 1974
  • J.D., University of Michigan, 1975

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Areas of Expertise:
  • Business Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Hedge Funds
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities Law

After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, Professor Dale A. Oesterle clerked for the Honorable Robert R. Merhige Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He then worked as an associate in the litigation section of Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Va., before entering law teaching.

Professor Oesterle was a law professor at Cornell Law School and the School of Law at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he also served as director of the school’s Center for Entrepreneurial Law. In 2003, Professor Oesterle joined Moritz, where he was named the Gilbert J. Reese Chair.

Professor Oesterle’s teaching and research focus primarily on business law, particularly mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, hedge funds, securities law, and securities trading markets. At Moritz, he teaches Business Associations, Law of Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Regulation, Law and Finance for Entrepreneurs, Contracts, International Business Transactions, Comparative Company, and Securities Law.

Professor Oesterle was voted Moritz Outstanding Professor by the classes of 2005 and 2008.