Roger Goebel

Fordham Law Professor Roger Goebel

Alpin J. Cameron Professor of Law

Telephone: 212-636-6844
Office: Room 7-169 
Hours: By Appointment Only

Faculty Assistant: Lourdes Ramirez

Research and Teaching Fields

Corporations; European Union Law; Partnership and Limited Liability Companies


Prof. Goebel is the senior American legal academic in the field of European Union Law, teaching and writing in the field since 1978. He has taught Corporations and Partnership Law at Fordham since 1984. Prior to teaching, he had an unusually long practice career with the international law firm, Coudert Brothers, for seventeen years, until 1983. Located principally in Paris, his practice consisted of international business law and French and American corporate law. Previous teaching experience includes:

  • Visiting Professor, New York University School of Law, 1978-79
  • Visiting Professor, Seton Hall Law School, 1979-78, 1983-84
  • Jean Monnet Visiting Professor, Bonn, Germany, Spring 1995
  • Visiting Professor, University of Paris I, Spring 1999
  • Teaching Fellow, University of California Law School, Berkeley, 1962-63

Professional Affiliations

  • President of the American Foreign Law Association, 1997-2000
  • Board of Advisors, American Law Institute, Restatement of Agency Third, 1999-2003
  • Advisory Board of Editors, Common Market Law Review, 1991-present
  • Executive Committee, American Society of Comparative Law, 1997-2000

Selected Publications


R. Goebel, E. Fox, G. Bermann, J. Atik, F. Emmert & D. Gerard, European Union Law (West 4th ed. 2015)

M. Daly & R. Goebel, eds., Rights, Liability and Ethics in International Legal Practice (Transnational Juris 1995)

M. Daly & R. Goebel, eds., Rights, Liability and Ethics in International Legal Practice (Juris 2d ed. 2004)


From the Initial European Economic Community to the Contemporary European Union: Historical Perspectives, Ch. 1 in T. Tridimas & R. Schuetze, eds., The Oxford Principles of European Union Law (OUP, 20016)*

Supranational? Federal? Intergovernmental? The Governmental Structure of the European Union after the Treaty of Lisbon, 20 Col. J. Eur. L. 77-142 (2013)

The European Council After the Treaty of Lisbon, 34 Fordham Int’l LJ 1251 (2011)

Economic Governance in the European Union: Should Fiscal Stability Outweigh Economic Growth in the Stability and Growth Pact? 31 Fordham Int’l L.J. 1266 (2008)

Court of Justice Oversight over the European Central Bank: Delimiting the ECB’s Constitutional Autonomy and Independence in the OLAF Judgment, 29 Fordham Int’l L.J. 610 (2006)

The European Union in Transition: The Treaty of Nice in Effect; Enlargement in Sight; A Constitution in Doubt, 27 Fordham Int’l L.J. 455 (2004)*

Economic and Monetary Union: The Impact of the European Central Bank and the Euro, in Czech translation in 143 Pravnik 4/04, at 305 (Czech law review)*

Joining the European Union: The Process of Accession for the Central European and Mediterranean States, 1 Loyola Chi. Int’l L. Rev. 15 (2004)

The Liberalization of Interstate Legal Practice in the European Union: Lessons for the United States?, 34 International Lawyer 307 (2000); reprinted in M. Andenas & W.H. Roth, Services and Free Movement in EU Law (Oxford U.P., 2003)*

Legal Practice Rights of Foreign and Domestic Lawyers in the United States, 49 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 413 (Apr. 2000)

The Treaty of Amsterdam in Historical Perspective, 22 Fordham Int’l L.J. S7 (1999)

European Economic and Monetary Union: Will the EMU Ever Fly?, 4 Columbia J. Eur. L. 249 (1998)

L’Unione Economica e Monetaria, chapter in B. Beutler, R. Bieber, J. Pipkorn, J. Streil & J. Weiler, L’Unione Europea (1998)*

EEC Rules on Employee Protection and Information Rights, in Seventh Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute (Volz ed., Rothmans 1996)*

The European Union Grows: The Constitutional Impact of the Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden, 18 Fordham Int’l L.J. 1094 (1995)

Employee Rights in the European Community: A Panorama from the 1974 Social Action Program to the Social Charter of 1989, 17 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 1 (1993)

The European Community and Eastern Europe: “Deepening” and “Widening” the Community Brand of Economic Federalism, 1 New Europe L. Rev. 1401 (1993)

Lawyers in the European Community: Progress Towards Community-Wide Rights of Practice, 15 Fordham Int’l L.J. 556 (1991-92)

Professional Qualification and Educational Requirements for Law Practice in a Foreign Country: Bridging the Cultural Gap, 63 Tulane Law Review 443 (1989)

Le Gouvernement Moderne des Sociétés aux États-Unis (Modern Corporate Governance in the U.S.), in 1988 Journées de la Société de Legislation Comparée 543 (Blanc-Jouvan, ed. 1989)*

Metro II’s Confirmation of the Selective Distribution Rules: Is This the End of the Road? 24 Common Market Law Review 605 (1987)*

Pronuptia: Recent Court of Justice Opinion on Franchising, 23 Common Market Law Review 683 (1986)*

The Uneasy Fate of Franchising under EEC Antitrust Laws, 11 European Law Review 87 (1985) published also in Fordham Corporate Law Institute Antitrust and Trade Policy in International Trade 453 (Matthew Bender 1985)*

Professional Responsibility Issues in International Law Practice, 29 Am. J. Comp. L 1 (1981), reprinted in Corporate Counsel’s Annual, Vol. II, p. 1415 (Matthew Bender 1982)

EEC Consumer Rights Protection, in Southwest Legal Foundation, Private Investments Abroad 391 (Matthew Bender 1981)*

Authority of the President over Corporate Litigation, 37 St. John’s L.R. 29 (1962)

Reconstructing the Roman Law of Real Security, 36 Tulane L.J. 29 (1961)

N.B. all of the above articles are linked to FLASH, except the items as indicated by an *.


Legal Education

NYU School of Law, 1957-1960, J.D.

    Order of the Coif
    Articles Editor, Law Review
    Editor, Annual Survey of American Law, 1959-1960
    Root-Tilden Scholar

NYU School of Law, 1960-1961, LL.M. in Comparative Law

University of Tübingen, Germany

    Fulbright Fellowship, 1961-1962

Undergraduate Education

Manhattan College, 1953-1957, A.B. cum laude

    Class Valedictorian