Berdejó, Carlos

Carlos Berdejó

Professor of Law
J. Howard Zeimann Fellow

Carlos Berdejó, Professor of Law, J. Howard Zeimann Fellow

Courses Taught

  • Business Associations
  • Securities Regulation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Topics in Law and Economics
  • Contracts



  • BA, magna cum laude, Harvard University 
  • JD, Yale Law School
  • PhD, Harvard University 


Before joining the faculty at Loyola Law School, Carlos was a graduate student at Harvard University, where he obtained his PhD in Economics.  As a doctoral student, he devoted much of his scholarship to the interaction of law and economics, and in particular to understanding the impact of judicial institutions on judges’ behavior.  Prior to beginning his graduate studies, he practiced as a corporate attorney in New York, representing Latin American clients in various types of financings and in related securities law matters.  His current research employs economic tools to further our understanding of the regulation of securities and other investments and of how legal regimes influence corporations' financing decisions. 

Selected Scholarship

  • Gender Disparities in Plea Bargaining, 94 Ind. L.J.___(2019)
  • Criminalizing Race: Racial Disparities in Plea Bargaining, 59 B.C.L. Rev ___(2018)
  • Electoral Cycles Among U.S. Courts of Appeals Judges, 60 J. L. & Econ. 479 (2017) (with Daniel L. Chen)
  • Small Investments, Big Losses: The States' Role in Policing Securities, 92 Wash. L. Rev. 567 (2017)
  • Collective Action Clauses & Corporate Bond Spreads: Evidence from Chile, 36 Nw. J. Int'l L. & Bus. 469 (2016)
  • Going Public After the JOBS Act, 76 Ohio St. L.J. 1 (2015)
  • Revisiting the Voting Prohibition in Bond Workouts, 89 Tul. L. Rev. 541 (2015)
  • Crime, Punishment and Politics: An Analysis of Political Cycles in Criminal Sentencing (with Noam M. Yuchtman), 95 Rev. Econ. Stats. 741 (2013) 
  • It's the Journey, Not the Destination: Judicial Preferences and Decision-Making in the Ninth Circuit, 51 U. Louisville L. Rev. 271 (2013)