Introducing Guest Blogger Miriam Cherry

I’m thrilled to welcome back as a guest blogger Professor Miriam Cherry, Professor of Law at St. Louis University School of Law.  Professor Cherry’s scholarship is interdisciplinary and focuses on the intersection of technology and globalization with business, contract, and employment law topics. In her most recent article, Professor Cherry analyzes “virtual work,” examining how technology is shaping the ways in which we work and play. She is currently writing an article on the commodification of social entrepreneurship, prediction markets, social networking, and blogging. Professor Cherry’s articles have appeared in the Northwestern Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Washington Law Review, Illinois Law Review, Georgia Law Review, Alabama Law Review, and the Tulane Law Review, among others. In addition to these many articles, she is the co-author of the book Global Issues in Employment Law with New York University Professor Samuel Estreicher.

Professor Cherry attended Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, where she was a research assistant to Professor Martha Minow, the present dean. After graduation from law school, Professor Cherry clerked for Justice Roderick Ireland of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and then for Judge Gerald Heaney of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. In 2001, a transition to the private sector took Professor Cherry to the Boston firm of Foley Hoag LLP, where she practiced corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance filings, venture capital, and private debt financing. She was also associated with the firm of Berman, DeValerio & Pease, where she was involved in litigating several accounting fraud cases including those against former telecom giant WorldCom and Symbol Technologies, which resulted in a $139 million settlement. Professor Cherry has been on the faculty or visited at a number of law schools, including the University of Georgia, University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law, and Cumberland School of Law. In 2008, she was elected a member of the American Law Institute.

Her recent scholarship includes:

“Cyber Commodification,” Maryland Law Review (forthcoming 2013).

A Taxonomy of Virtual Work,” Georgia Law Review.

Beyond Profit: Rethinking Corporate Social Responsibility and Whitewashing After the BP Oil Disaster,” 85 Tulane Law Review (2011) (with Judd Sneirson).


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