Rock Center Affiliate Program Information

Advancing the global scholarship, practice and understanding of corporate governance, the Rock Center is a joint initiative between Stanford Law School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. In this cross-disciplinary environment, the Center provides research, education and events for leading academics, business leaders, policy makers, practitioners and regulators that support and promote sound corporate governance worldwide.

The Rock Center looks to connect with organizations that support and add value to the research and educational activities of the Center. The Rock Center Affiliates Program is designed to foster a productive relationship between academia and industry.

Program Benefits

Benefits of Membership

  • Members will have the opportunity to nominate speakers for Rock Center events, including Directors’ College, Stanford Venture Capital Symposium, and the morning speaker series.
  • Members will have the opportunity to make content recommendations for Rock Center events.
  • Members will have the opportunity to nominate one qualified candidate to attend Directors’ College.
  • Members will have the opportunity to display promotional material at Directors’ College.
  • Members will have the opportunity for facilitated engagement with Stanford Law School faculty.
  • Members will have the opportunity to participate in the annual Rock Center planning meeting and to provide input on research and programs through an interactive exchange of ideas with other affiliates and Rock Center staff and faculty.
  • Members will receive regular Rock Center publications highlighting research, programs and events.
  • Members will be recognized in printed and online materials for the Rock Center.

Benefits of Premium Membership

  • All opportunities offered to Members, plus
  • Premium Members will have the opportunity for facilitated engagement with Rock Center staff for its knowledge sharing, thought leadership, and corporate governance expertise.
  • Premium Members will have priority to participate in invitation-only Rock Center events such as workshops and roundtables.
  • Premium Members will have priority to collaborate with Rock Center faculty and staff on relevant research projects.

Membership Fees

There are two levels of membership: regular membership at $50,000 per year and premium membership at $100,000 per year. These funds support research and education and facilitate the exploration of innovative ideas in corporate governance.

Affiliate agreements are renewed annually at the close of each calendar year.

Participating Faculty

Michael Callahan

Michael Callahan

  • Professor of the Practice of Law
  • Executive Director of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance
Robert M. Daines

Robert M. Daines

  • Pritzker Professor of Law and Business
  • Associate Dean for Global Programs
  • Senior Faculty, Rock Center for Corporate Governance
David F. Larcker

David F. Larcker

  • James Irvine Miller Professor of Accounting, Emeritus, Graduate School of Business
  • Senior Faculty, Rock Center for Corporate Governance

Distinguished Supporters

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Cornerstone Research contributes valuable financial and analytic support for the Securities Class Action Clearinghouse (SCAC), which provides detailed information relating to the prosecution, defense, and settlement of federal class action securities fraud litigation. The SCAC team maintains a Filings database of more than 4,000 securities class action lawsuits filed since the passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The database also contains copies of complaints, briefs, dispositive orders, and other litigation-related materials filed in these cases.

Premium Members

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For more information about the Rock Center Affiliates Program, please contact:

Martha Ferguson
Director of Development
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
650 736.6862 (phone)

For more information about Industrial Affiliate programs, please refer to the Stanford Policy.