Miami, OH, August 17, 2016 – Professor Nichols is an award-winning scholar and teacher, whose research focuses on corruption in particular and emerging economies in general, as well as on the institutions of international trade and commerce. Professor Nichols has won scholarly awards for his research on corruption, and has been given seventeen teaching awards during his twenty-four years at the University of Pennsylvania. He works or has worked with organizations in more than a dozen countries on issues of corruption control and business development, and has served in leadership positions for other scholarly and policymaking organizations. Professor Nichols lives, with his family, on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, as Faculty Director of Stouffer College House.
The Academy of Legal Studies in Business was founded in 1924 as an association of instructors of law in business schools in the United States, and has since expanded to become the largest international community of business law instructors around the world. The Academy provides a forum for research on the many intersections between business and other institutions within society, and for the teaching of critical reasoning and an understanding of how society regulates business. Business Law has been a discipline within business curricula since the founding of the first business school in the United States, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, in 1881.