Lissa Lamkin Broome

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  • J.D. (cum laude), Harvard University (1981)
  • B.S. (highest honors), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1978)

Lissa Lamkin Broome is the director of the school's Center for Banking and Finance, and she serves as faculty advisor to the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal. She also heads the school's Director Diversity Initiative, which works to increase gender, racial, and ethnic diversity on the boards of directors of publicly traded corporations in North Carolina and throughout the United States.

Broome became a member of the Georgia bar in 1982 and practiced until 1984 in the banking area with the Atlanta firm of King & Spalding. In 1984, she joined the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and is a member of the North Carolina bar. Her teaching interests include commercial law and banking law. 

Broome was the recipient of the McCall Award for Teaching Excellence in 1986, 1992, 1995, and 1998. In 2009, she was inducted into the newly-created McCall Master Teachers' Society for Teaching Excellence. From 1993 to 1995, Broome served as the law school's associate dean for academic affairs. She is a member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, and the North Carolina International Women's Forum. Since July 1, 2010, Broome has served as the University's Faculty Athletics Representative to the Atlantic Coast Conference and the NCAA.

Broome co-authored Regulation of Bank Financial Service Activities, with Jerry W. Markham, and its accompanying statutory supplement, with the 4th edition published in 2010. She also co-authored Securitization, Structured Finance and Capital Markets (LexisNexis, 2004) with Steven L. Schwarcz and Bruce A. Markell.

Broome is a native of Champaign, Illinois. She majored in finance at the University of Illinois and obtained her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Upon graduation from law school, she clerked for Judge Alvin B. Rubin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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  • Narratives of Diversity in the Corporate Boardroom: What Corporate Insiders Say About Why Diversity Matters (J. Conley, L. Broome and K. Krawiec), in DISCOURSE PERSPECTIVES ON ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012). [SSRN, BEPress HD30.3 .D56 2012]
  • Board Diversity and Proxy Disclosure, 37 U. DAYTON L. REV. 39 (2011). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
  • Does Critical Mass Matter? Views from the Boardroom, 34 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 1049 (2011). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • REGULATION OF BANK FINANCIAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES: CASES AND MATERIALS, (with J. Markham) (West Group 4th ed. 2011) (with 2011 Selected Statutes and Regulations Supplement). [KF973 .B76 2011]
  • Supergeneric Collateral Descriptions in Financing Statements and Notice Filing, 46 GONZ. L. REV. 435 (2011). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • The Dodd-Frank Act: Tarp Bailout Backlash and Too Big to Fail, 15 N.C. BANKING INST. 69 (2011). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • Dangerous Categories: Narratives of Corporate Board Diversity, 89 N.C. L. REV. 759 (2011). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress, Document Link]
  • Extraordinary Government Intervention To Bolster Bank Balance Sheets, 13 N.C. BANKING INST. 137 (2009). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Hein, BEPress]
  • Signaling Through Board Diversity: Is Anyone Listening? (with K. Krawiec) 77 U. CIN. L. REV. 431 (2008). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress, Document Link]
  • SECURITIZATION, STRUCTURED FINANCE AND CAPITAL MARKETS (with S. Schwarcz & B. Markell) (LexisNexis 2004). [KF1050 .S34 2004]
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