Maria Boss

Lecturer of Accounting

Phone: (310) 286-7420

Fax: (310) 286-7423


Maria Boss, an attorney with over thirty years of teaching experience, first taught at Anderson as a lecturer in summer session in 1990.  Since that time, she has taught Management 108 (Business Law), during summer sessions and during the regular academic year when requested as a guest lecturer.

In addition to teaching at UCLA, Ms. Boss has been Professor of Business Law at Cal State LA since 1987 where she teaches courses in business, government, and society for the Management Department as well as business law in the Finance and Law Department.  She received the Cal State LA University Outstanding Professor Award and the Cal State LA Distinguished Woman Award.  She has served as the Chair of the Department of Finance and Law.

Prior to joining the faculty at Cal State LA, Ms. Boss practiced corporate transactional law in Los Angeles for eleven years, as well as representing management in employment issues.  One of her cases went all the way to the United States Supreme Court where she has been admitted to practice since 1980.

Ms. Boss has written articles for 12 publications and presented papers to more than 20 academic conferences since 1985.  Her research interests have focused on corporate governance, insider trading, and hedge fund regulation.  She has served as a grader for the California Bar Exam.


JD Law, 1974, UC Hastings College of Law
B.A. English and Political Science, 1965, UC Davis

Recent Publications and Presentations

The Opaque and Under-Regulated Hedge Fund Industry: Victim or Culprit in the Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis?” (B. George, L. Dymally, and M.K. Boss) NYU Journal of Law & Business, Spring 2009.

Effect of the Sub-prime Loan Crisis on the Hedge Fund Industry: Pressure for Regulation of Hedge Funds Increases with the Implosion of Bear Stearns,” (B. George, M.K. Boss, L. Dymally) Academy of Legal Studies in Business Conference, Long Beach, CA, August 2008.

Misconduct Thrives in the Unregulated Hedge Fund Industry in the U.S.: Is a Rise in Insider Trading Inevitable?” (B. George and M.K. Boss), Academy of Legal Studies in Business Conference, Indianapolis, IN, August 2007.