Richard J. Hunter is a full Professor in the Department of Legal Studies where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in the generic field of business law, including Legal Foundations of Business, Franchising and Leasing, Uniform Commercial Code, Products Liability, Securities Law, and Law in the Media. Professor Hunter recently taught two semesters of Introduction to Economics on the undergraduate level. In addition, Professor Hunter has taught a foundation course in the M.B.A. program, International Perspective, which is a broad and integrated introduction to international economics, international political, legal and economic institutions, culture and risk factors, intellectual property, international trade, and foreign direct investment.
Dr. Hunter's research agenda is both traditional (for example, insider trading, sports officiating, constitutional law questions, unconscionability, and international property questions) and varied, specializing on transition economics, politics, and finance. Dr. Hunter's legal research contributions have recently appeared in the Villanova, Marquette, North Dakota, Houston, Denver, and Gonzaga law reviews, as well as the Business Law Review. His research is predominantly discipline based.
Contributions in the area of transition economics have appeared in the Polish Review, the International Tax Journal, the Global Economy Journal, Transition, the St. John's Review of Business, the Sarmatian Review, and several specialized journals published under the rubric of Eurojournals. In addition, Professor Hunter has co-authored two academic books on the Polish experience in transformation with Brother Leo V. Ryan, CSV and Professor Robert Shapiro, and five editions of a traditional business law text, The Legal Environment of Business, with Seton Hall University faculty colleagues Professors John Shannon, Henry Amoroso and Sue O'Sullivan.
Dr. Hunter has served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Director of the Institute for International Business, Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management, Chair of the Department of Finance and Legal Studies, and he is Acting Chair of the Department of Economics.
- J.D., University of Notre Dame
"The Legal Environment of Business: A Managerial and Regulatory Perspective."
CreateSpace, 3rd ed., 2012
- "Judicial Review of Administrative Rule Making.", Mustang Journal of Law and Legal Studies, 2, 31-39, December 2011
- "A Focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act [FCPA]: Siemens and Halliburton Revisited as Indicators of Corporate Culture.", Atlantic Law Journal, 13, 60-90, October 2011
- "The Polish Economy in 2010: A Retrospective View Looking Towards 2011.", International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1(1), 65-69, July 2011
- "The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection: Regulation, Deregulation, and Reregulation.", Business Law Review, 44, 113-139, May 2011
- "Regulation: A Historical Perspective and Discussion of the Impact of the Commerce Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment and the Move to Deregulate the American Economy.", University of La Verne Law Review, 2(32), 137-164, May 2011
"Reflections in Twenty Years of Political and Economic Change in Poland."
Global Economy Journal, Berkeley Electronic Press, 11(1), Article 5, 1-15, April 2011
- "Censorship in the Video Game Industry: Government Intervention or Parental Controls?", University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO, 5(9), 54-72, March 2011
- Biographical Entries for Helena Rubenstein, Barbara (Piasecka) Johnson, Stephen Wozniak, Tadeusz Sendzimir, Max Factor (Book Chapters), Polish-American Encyclopedia, McFarland Press, 111-112; 212-213; 462; 478-479; 553-554, February 2011
- "Polish Election 2010: Possible Political and Economic Implications (An Optimistic Scenario).", Sarmatian Review, 30(1), 1547-1549, January 2011
- "The Env't and Trade Agreements: Should the WTO Become More Actively Involved." Sarmatian Review, 30(1), 1547-1549, January 2011
- "Regulation: A Historical Perspective and Discussion.", ALSB Conference, Richmond, VA, August 2010
- "American Immigration Law: A Comparative Legal, Economic and Constitutional Analysis.", Capital University Law Review, 37(3), October 2009
- "A Primer on International Environmental Law: Sustainability as a Principle of International Law and Custom." October 2009 (Article) - ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, 15(1), 15- 31
- "The Supreme Court as the Grand Mediator in Social Regulation of the Media.", Hastings Communications and Law Journal, 32(1), 41-101, September 2009
- "Foreign Direct Investment for Developing Financing."
Journal of Business Case Studies, 5(4), July 2009
"Poland in 1989: Enter Tadeusz Mazowiecki and the Creation of the Balcerowicz Plan."
Research Journal of International Studies, 11, 31- 39, July 2009
- "Compulsory Licensing: A Major IP Issue in International Business Today?"
European Journal of Social Sciences, 11(3), 370- 377, July 2009
- "Understanding and Negotiating the Products Liability Pitfalls of Outsourcing to China."
International Bulletin of Business Administration, 6, July 2009
- "Poland, the European Union, and the EURO: Poland's Long Journey to Full European Integration."
Global Economy Journal, 9(2), Article 6, April 2009
- "To Paraphrase W.S.: "Sugar by Any Other Name Might Surely Not Be as Sweet:" Merisant v. McNeil,
Business Law Review, 42, 31- 46, April 2009
- Polish-American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia
James S. Pula (Ed.), New Britain, CT: Polish-American Historical Association, April 2009
- "Foreign Direct Investment, Trade and China's Competition Laws."
Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, 37(2), 201- 231, March 2009