About Laura Hollis

Laura Hollis

Laura Hollis

Laura Hirschfeld Hollis is a native of Champaign, Illinois. She received her undergraduate degree in English and her law degree from the University of Notre Dame. She is presently on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame, where she teaches courses in business law and entrepreneurship.

Professor Hollis' career as an attorney has spanned 28 years, the past 23 of which have been in higher education. She has taught law at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and has nearly 15 years' experience in the development and delivery of entrepreneurship courses, seminars and workshops for multiple audiences. Her scholarly interests include entrepreneurship and public policy, economic development, technology commercialization and general business law. She has also served as Director of the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at Notre Dame and spent 10 years as an instructor and administrator in entrepreneurship centers in engineering and business at the University of Illinois.

Professor Hollis began her academic career at the University of Detroit Mercy, where she was a tenured professor of law. She later served as visiting professor of law at Michigan State University Law School. In addition to her legal publications in the Temple Law Review, Cardozo Law Review and the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, she has been a freelance political writer since 1993, writing for The Detroit News, HOUR Detroit magazine, Townhall.com and the Christian Post, on matters of politics and culture. She is a frequent public speaker.

Professor Hollis has received numerous awards for her teaching, research, community service and contributions to entrepreneurship education. She is married to Jess Hollis, a musician, voiceover artist and audio engineer, and they live in Indiana with their two children, Alistair and Celeste.

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What's Next After Trump? Oct 10, 2019

Last weekend, Republican political advisor Sarah Isgur Flores tweeted, "A lot of quiet conversations among conservative thought leaders today about how to prepare for a 'post Trump' Republican Party — whether its impeachment or a loss in 2020. ... Read More

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'Compassion' and Its Unintended Consequences Oct 03, 2019

In 2010, Panera Bread launched a nonprofit called Panera Cares, a set of stores around the U.S. operated on a "pay-what-you-can basis." The underlying assumption was that customers of means would pay more to support customers with less — or eve... Read More

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Scaremongering Isn't Science Sep 26, 2019

A little more than two years ago, I wrote a column titled "What Margarine Can Teach Us About Climate Change." Inspired by a book excerpt in National Geographic, that column summarized just one example (the U.S. government's promotion of margarine and... Read More

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The American Left Is Completely Insane Sep 19, 2019

It's September 2019, and here's where we are: The political left in this country is completely insane. Elected Democrats are demonstrably incompetent. Democrats running for president warn constantly that President Trump is teetering on the verge of t... Read More