Victor D. López is a Professor of Legal Studies at Hofstra University's Frank G. Zarb School of Business. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University School of Law and is a member of the New York State Bar. His professional affiliations include membership in the New York State Bar Association, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), the North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business (NEALSB), and he serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He served as president of the North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2011-2012) and has served as the organization's vice-president (2009-2010) and program chair of the 2011 NEALSB Academic Conference.
Professor López published several textbooks in the areas of business law and the legal environment of business that have been used in colleges and universities throughout the U.S. since 1993. His past publishers include Irwin/Mirror Press, McGraw Hill and Prentice Hall. In 2010-2011 he published two revised and expanded business law/legal environment textbooks with his new publisher, Textbooks Media Press, that are available in inexpensive print and electronic versions. The Third Edition of his Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business was published in the Fall of 2016 (2017 Copyright) by Textbook Media Press. (http://www.textbookmedia.com/Products/ViewProduct.aspx?id=4396)
In addition to the law-related textbooks, throughout the last decade he has presented articles at academic conferences and published ten scholarly articles in refereed journals and law reviews in a range of subjects that include immigration law, bankruptcy law, unauthorized practice of law, state and federal efforts to regulate the high cost of college textbooks, usury law, and ethics among others. (For a list of current publications, you can visit http://victordlopez.com/index.html or http://www.hofstra.edu/faculty/fac_profiles.cfm?id=907)
Since 1990, he has served as a Professor of Business for 12 years at SUNY Delhi and more recently as the dean of the business division at Broome Community College for four years prior to joining the Hofstra University faculty. He has also served as a professor, dean at other higher education institutions since 1987 and as acting chair of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business at Hofstra University in 2016.
His Kindle publications include a book of poems (Of Pain and Ecstasy), science fiction/speculative fiction short story collections (Book of Dreams, Book of Dreams 2e and Mindscapes) and a reference book on intellectual property (Intellectual Property Law: A Practical Guide to Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets). His Mindscapes: Ten Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction Short Stories collection is also available as an Audiobook through Audible, Amazon and iTunes.