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  • Barry Adler
    Bernard Petrie Professor of Law and Business;
    Associate Dean for Information Systems and Technology
    Barry Adler has written numerous articles on the application of corporate finance theory to issues of corporate insolvency. These articles suggest that bankruptcy law can be properly understood as an integral part of contract, property, and tort law rather than as a mere supplemental body of law applied after a financial failure. He is currently at work on a book titled The Law of Last Resort, which will elaborate on this theme. Beyond his bankruptcy scholarship, Adler has been published and continues to write in the fields of contract and corporate law. After graduating with honors in 1982 from Cornell University and graduating with honors in 1985 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, Adler clerked for Judge Frank Easterbrook of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Adler spent the summer of 1995 as a consultant for the Harvard Institute for International Development. He joined the NYU School of Law faculty in 1996, leaving his position as the Sullivan & Cromwell Research Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, and served as vice dean of NYU Law from 2004 to 2007.
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  • William Allen
    Nusbaum Professor of Law and Business;
    Director, Pollack Center for Law and Business
    William Allen moved to NYU School of Law in 1997, after 12 years as chancellor of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, widely considered the leading trial court in the United States for questions of business and corporation law. At NYU, Allen serves on the Law School faculty and as clinical professor of business in the finance department of the Stern School of Business. He founded NYU’s Pollack Center for Law & Business to serve as a bridge between the students and faculty of the Law School and the Stern School; through the center, he originated the Advanced Professional Certificate in Law and Business. The author of various articles on corporate law and corporate governance, Allen teaches Corporation Law, Corporate Governance, Law and Business of Investment Banking, and Mergers and Acquisitions. He also organizes a seminar series on law and finance at the Stern School in the Spring. Allen serves as counsel to the New York law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz on questions of corporate law and governance.
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  • Jennifer Arlen
    Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law
    Jennifer Arlen ’86 is one of the nation’s leading scholars on corporate liability, specializing in corporate crime, vicarious liability, and securities fraud. She also has written extensively on medical malpractice liability and experimental law and economics. Arlen received her BA in economics from Harvard College (1982, magna cum laude) and her JD (1986, Order of the Coif) and PhD in economics (1992) from New York University. She is co-founder and director of the NYU Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement. She also is a co-founder, director, and past president of the Society of Empirical Legal Studies, is a former director of the American Law and Economics Association (1991-93, 2006-09), serves on the editorial board of the American Law and Economics Review, and chaired the Law and Economics, Remedies, and Torts sections of the Association of American Law Schools. Prior to coming to NYU School of Law, Arlen was the Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professor of Law and Business at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Arlen clerked for Judge Phyllis Kravitch on the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She teaches Corporations, Business Crime, and a seminar on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing: Law and Policy.
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  • Ryan Bubb
    Professor of Law
    Ryan Bubb joined the NYU School of Law faculty in Fall 2010. He was formerly a senior researcher for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, created by Congress to examine the causes of the recent financial crisis, and a policy analyst at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget. He earned a JD from Yale Law School and a PhD in political economy and government from Harvard University. Bubb’s research focuses on regulatory policy, financial institutions, and business organizations.
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  • Paulette Caldwell
    Professor of Law on sabbatical (spring)
    Paulette Caldwell is an expert on race and civil rights with a concentration on discrimination in employment and public education law. She speaks and writes on a range of issues including critical race theory, the intersection of race and gender, disparate impact theory, and the fair governance of public schools. She is an honors graduate of Howard University School of Law, where she served as managing editor of the law review, and of Howard University College of Liberal Arts. Prior to joining the Law School in 1979, she served for a decade at the Ford Foundation and the law firm of Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, specializing in real estate transactions and the corporate and tax representation of charitable and other nonprofit organizations. She has served as a consultant to and board member of numerous nonprofit organizations and is currently a member of the board of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
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  • Emiliano Catan
    Assistant Professor of Law
    Emiliano M. Catan LLM ’10 joined the NYU School of Law faculty in Summer 2014. His research focuses on corporate governance, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions. Catan earned his first law degree in 2003 from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he received the gold medal for earning the highest GPA in his graduating class. In 2007, he also received an MA in economics from the same university. At NYU Law, he earned an LLM in Corporations in 2010 and was awarded the George Colin Award for distinction in corporate law at graduation. He received his PhD in economics from New York University in 2014.
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  • Stephen Choi
    Murray and Kathleen Bring Professor of Law;
    Director, Pollack Center
    Stephen Choi joined the NYU School of Law faculty in 2005. From 1998 to 2005, Choi taught at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he was the Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law. Prior to that, he taught as an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School from 1996 to 1998. He graduated first in his class from Harvard Law School in 1994—where he served as a legal methods instructor and supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review—and received his PhD in economics from Harvard in 1997. Choi has been a recipient of the Fay Diploma, the Sears Prize, and the Irving Oberman Memorial Award. He has also held John M. Olin, Jacob K. Javits, and Fulbright fellowships. After his graduation from law school, Choi worked as an associate at McKinsey & Company in New York. His research interests focus on the theoretical and empirical analysis of corporations and capital markets. He has published in the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Southern California Law Review, Duke Law Journal, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and Virginia Law Review, among others, and has presented papers at numerous conferences and symposia.
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  • Kevin Davis
    Vice Dean;
    Beller Family Professor of Business Law
    Kevin Davis teaches courses on contracts, regulation of foreign corrupt practices, secured transactions, and law and development, as well as seminars on financing development and contract theory. His current research is focused on contract law, anticorruption law, and the general relationship between law and economic development. Davis received his BA in economics from McGill University in 1990. After graduating with an LLB from the University of Toronto in 1993, he served as law clerk to Justice John Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada and later as an associate in the Toronto office of Torys, a Canadian law firm. After receiving an LLM from Columbia University in 1996, he was appointed an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and in 2001 was promoted to associate professor. Davis has also been a visiting assistant professor at the University of Southern California, a visiting fellow at Cambridge University’s Clare Hall, and a visiting lecturer at the University of the West Indies in Barbados.
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  • Rochelle Dreyfuss
    Pauline Newman Professor of Law;
    Co-Director, Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy
    Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss holds BA and MS degrees in chemistry and was a research chemist before entering Columbia Law School, where she served as articles and book review editor of the Law Review. She is a member of the American Law Institute and served as a reporter for its Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes project. Dreyfuss clerked for Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Chief Justice Warren Burger of the US Supreme Court. She was a member of the National Academies’ Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society, and a consultant to the Federal Courts Study Committee, the Presidential Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents, and the Federal Trade Commission. She has edited several books on intellectual property, including Balancing Wealth and Health: The Battle Over Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Latin America (2014, with César Rodríguez-Garavito), and she co-authored A Neofederalist Vision of TRIPS: Building a Resilient International Intellectual Property System (2012, with Graeme Dinwoodie).
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  • Richard Epstein
    Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law;
    Director, Classical Liberal Institute
    Richard A. Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. Prior to his joining the faculty, he was a visiting law professor at NYU from 2007 through 2009. He has served as the Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2000. Epstein is also the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago. His initial law school appointment was at the University of Southern California from 1968 to 1972. Epstein received an LLD, honoris causa, from the University of Ghent in 2003. He has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1985 and has been a senior fellow of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago Division of Biological Sciences, also since 1983. He served as editor of the Journal of Legal Studies from 1981 to 1991, and of the Journal of Law and Economics from 1991 to 2001. From 2001 to 2010, he was a director of the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago.

    His newest book is The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government (Harvard U. Press, 2014). His previous books include Design for Liberty: Private Property, Public Administration, and the Rule of Law (Harvard U. Press, 2011); The Case Against the Employee Free Choice Act (Hoover Press, 2009); Supreme Neglect: How to Revive the Constitutional Protection of Property Rights (Oxford U. Press, 2008); Antitrust Decrees in Theory and Practice: Why Less is More (AEI, 2007); Overdose: How Excessive Government Regulation Stifles Pharmaceutical Innovation (Yale U. Press, 2006); How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution (Cato Institute, 2006); Skepticism and Freedom: A Modern Case for Classical Liberalism (University of Chicago, 2003); Torts (Aspen Law & Business 1999); Principles for a Free Society: Reconciling Individual Liberty with the Common Good (Perseus Books, 1998): Mortal Peril: Our Inalienable Rights to Health Care (Addison-Wesley, 1997); Simple Rules for a Complex World (Harvard U. Press, 1995); Bargaining With the State (Princeton U. Press, 1993); Forbidden Grounds: The Case Against Employment Discrimination Laws (Harvard U. Press, 1992); Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain (Harvard U. Press, 1985); and Modern Products Liability Law (Greenwood Press, 1980). He has also edited (with Catherine Sharkey) Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts (10th edition 2012).

    Epstein has written numerous articles on a wide range of legal and interdisciplinary subjects. He has taught courses in administrative law, antitrust law, civil procedure, communications law, constitutional law, contracts, corporations, criminal law, employment discrimination law, environmental law, food and drug law, health law and policy, legal history, labor law, property, real estate development and finance, jurisprudence, labor law, land use planning, patents, individual, estate and corporate taxation, Roman Law, torts, water law, and workers' compensation.

    Epstein also writes a legal column, The Libertarian, found here, and is a contributor to Ricochet.com and Forbes.com.

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  • Cynthia Estlund
    Catherine A. Rein Professor of Law
    Cynthia Estlund is a leading scholar of labor and employment law and workplace governance. Her current book-in-progress, A New Deal for China’s Workers?, takes a comparative look at labor rights, labor unrest, and labor law reform in China. In her previous book Regoverning the Workplace: From Self-Regulation to Co-Regulation (2010), she chronicled the current crisis of workplace governance in the US and charted a potential path forward. In her first book, Working Together: How Workplace Bonds Strengthen a Diverse Democracy (2003), she argued that the workplace is a site of both comparatively successful integration and intense cooperation, and she explored the implications for democratic theory and for labor and employment law. Other writings focus on freedom of speech and procedural fairness at work; diversity, integration, and affirmative action; critical perspectives on labor law, and transnational labor rights and regulation. Before joining NYU School of Law in 2006, Estlund taught at the University of Texas and Columbia Law School. Estlund graduated summa cum laude from Lawrence University in 1978. She earned her JD at Yale Law School in 1983.
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  • Samuel Estreicher
    Dwight D. Opperman Professor of Law;
    Director, Center for Labor and Employment Law;
    Co-Director, Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration
    Samuel Estreicher is a nationally preeminent scholar in US and international-comparative labor and employment law and arbitration law. He has authored more than a dozen books, including a forthcoming Cambridge University Press book on access to civil justice; leading casebooks on labor law and employment discrimination and employment law; and published more than 150 articles in professional and academic journals. After clerking for Judge Harold Leventhal of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, practicing in a labor law firm, and clerking for Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. of the US Supreme Court, Estreicher joined the NYU School of Law faculty in 1978. He is the former secretary of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association, a former chair of the Committee on Labor and Employment Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and chief reporter of the Restatement of Employment Law (2015). He maintains an active appellate and ADR practice. The Labor and Employment Research Association awarded him its 2010 Susan C. Eaton Award for Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner. In recent years, Estreicher also has published work in public international law and authored several briefs in the Supreme Court and US courts of appeals on international issues. Estreicher received his BA from Columbia College, his MS in industrial relations from Cornell University, and his JD from Columbia Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Law Review. He is a member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
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  • Franco Ferrari
    Professor of Law;
    Director, Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law
    Franco Ferrari, who joined the NYU School of Law faculty in Fall 2010, was most recently a chaired professor of international law at Verona University in Italy. Previously, he was a chaired professor of comparative law at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and the University of Bologna in Italy. After serving as a member of the Italian delegation to various sessions of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) from 1995 to 2000, he was legal officer at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, International Trade Law Branch, from 2000 to 2002, where he was responsible for numerous projects, including the preparation of the UNCITRAL digest on applications of the UN Sales Convention. Ferrari has published more than 280 law review articles in various languages and 17 books in the areas of international commercial law, conflict of laws, comparative law, and international commercial arbitration. Ferrari is a member of the editorial boards of various peer-reviewed European law journals (Internationales Handelsrecht, European Review of Private Law, Contratto e impresa, Contratto e impresa/Europa, and Revue de droit des affaires internationales). Ferrari also acts as an international arbitrator both in international commercial arbitrations and, most recently, investment arbitrations.
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  • Harry First
    Charles L. Denison Professor of Law;
    Co-Director, Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Program
    Harry First is a specialist in antitrust and business crime. He is the co-author of the casebook Free Enterprise and Economic Organization: Antitrust (7th Ed. 2014) (with John Flynn and Darren Bush), as well as a casebook on regulated industries (with John Flynn). He was twice a Fulbright Research Fellow in Japan and taught antitrust as an adjunct professor at the University of Tokyo. First’s most recent scholarly work has focused on various aspects of antitrust enforcement and theory, including The Microsoft Antitrust Cases: Competition Policy for the Twenty-first Century (with Andrew I. Gavil) (MIT Press, 2014), “Philadelphia National Bank, Globalization, and the Public Interest” (Antitrust Law Journal, 2015), “Your Money and Your Life: The Export of U.S. Antitrust Remedies” in Global Competition Law and Economics (Stanford University Press, 2013), “Antitrust’s Democracy Deficit” (Fordham Law Review, 2013), and two chapters in The Design of Competition Law Institutions: Global Norms, Local Choices (Oxford University Press, 2013), one dealing with the United States, the other with Japan. First is also the author of a casebook on business crime and the article “Business Crime and the Public Interest: Lawyers, Legislators, and the Administrative State” (University of California Irvine Law Review, 2012). First is a contributing editor of the Antitrust Law Journal, foreign antitrust editor of the Antitrust Bulletin, a member of the executive committee of the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association, and a member of the advisory board and a senior fellow of the American Antitrust Institute.
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  • Eleanor Fox
    Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation
    Eleanor M. Fox is the Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation at New York University School of Law. She is an expert in antitrust and competition policy, and teaches, writes, and advises on competition policy in nations around the world and in international organizations. She has a special interest in developing countries, poverty, and inequality, and explores how opening markets and attacking privilege, corruption, and cronyism can alleviate marginalization and open paths to economic opportunity and inclusive development. Fox received her law degree from NYU School of Law in 1961; she received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Paris-Dauphine in 2009. She was awarded an inaugural Lifetime Achievement award in 2011 by the Global Competition Review for “substantial, lasting, and transformational impact on competition policy and practice.” She received the inaugural award for outstanding contributions to the competition law community in 2015 by ASCOLA, the world network of academic law and economic competition experts. Fox is writing a book on competition and markets in sub-Saharan Africa.
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  • Jeanne Fromer
    Professor of Law
    Jeanne Fromer, who teaches in the areas of intellectual property and contracts, joined the NYU School of Law faculty in Fall 2012. She specializes in intellectual property and information law, with particular emphasis on unified theories of copyright and patent law. Fromer previously taught at Fordham University School of Law, joining its faculty in 2007. After graduating summa cum laude from Columbia University’s Barnard College in 1996 with a BA in computer science, she went on to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she earned an SM in electrical engineering and computer science in 1999, doing research work in artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. She also worked at AT&T (Bell) Laboratories in those same areas. Fromer was both a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and an AT&T Laboratories Graduate Research Fellow. At Harvard Law School, she earned a JD magna cum laude in 2002. Subsequently, she was an associate at Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale), a clerk for both Judge Robert Sack of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice David Souter of the US Supreme Court, a resident fellow of the Yale Law School Information Society Project, and an Alexander Fellow at NYU Law. Fromer was awarded the American Law Institute’s inaugural Young Scholars Medal in 2011 for her scholarship in intellectual property.
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  • Clayton Gillette
    Max E. Greenberg Professor of Contract Law
    Clayton Gillette’s teaching and scholarship concentrate on contracts, commercial law, and local government law. His research concerns issues as varied as local redistribution, contract design, long-term contracts, the political economy of international sales law, standard form contracts, municipal bankruptcy, and relations between localities and their neighbors. He has recently supervised students working on governance structures that increase fiscal stability for the Office of the Emergency Manager of the City of Detroit, and has consulted in litigation and arbitrations on subjects ranging from the interpretation of sophisticated financial contracts to defaults on municipal bonds. Before joining the NYU School of Law faculty in 2000, he was the Perre Bowen Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. He earned his JD from the University of Michigan and a BA from Amherst College. After law school, he clerked for Judge J. Edward Lumbard of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and was associated with the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.
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  • Marcel Kahan
    George T. Lowy Professor of Law
    Marcel Kahan’s main areas of teaching and research are shareholder voting, hedge funds, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and bondholder rights. He has written more than 50 articles for law reviews, finance journals, and professional publications. Kahan has received the Merton Miller Prize for the best paper submitted to the Journal of Business and the De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek Law Prize for the best paper in the ECGI Law Working Paper series. In addition, Corporate Practice Commentator has selected 18 of his articles as among the best corporate and securities articles. Kahan has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, and Hebrew University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow at the European Corporate Governance Institute, and a director of the Pollack Center for Law & Business at NYU School of Law.
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  • Mervyn King
    Professor of Economics and Law
    Mervyn King is Professor of Economics and Law at NYU Stern School of Business and NYU School of Law. He served as governor of the Bank of England and chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Policy Committee from 2003 through 2013. He was previously deputy governor from 1998 to 2003, chief economist and executive director from 1991, and non-executive director of the bank from 1990 to 1991. He was knighted (GBE) in 2011, made a life peer in 2013, and appointed by the Queen a Knight of the Garter in 2014. A graduate of King’s College, Cambridge with a first-class degree in economics, he also studied at St. John’s College, Cambridge. He was a Kennedy scholar at Harvard University. Today he is a fellow of the British Academy, an honorary fellow of Kings and St. John’s Colleges, Cambridge, and holds honorary degrees from Cambridge, Birmingham, City of London, Edinburgh, London Guildhall (now London Metropolitan University), London School of Economics, Wolverhampton, Worcester and Helsinki Universities. He is a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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  • Florencia Marotta-Wurgler
    Professor of Law;
    Faculty Director, NYU Law in Buenos Aires
    Florencia Marotta-Wurgler is a professor of law at New York University School of Law and the director of NYU Law Abroad in Buenos Aires. Her teaching and research interests are contracts, consumer privacy, electronic commerce, and law and economics. Her published research has addressed various problems associated with standard form contracts online, such as the effectiveness of disclosure regimes, delayed presentation of terms, and whether people read the fine print. She is currently working on a large empirical project on consumer privacy policies online and on the effectiveness of the Federal Trade Commission’s privacy enforcement actions. In 2009, she testified before the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation at a hearing titled, “Aggressive Sales Tactics on the Internet and Their Impact on American Consumers.” She is a co-reporter of the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law of Consumer Contracts, a board member of the American Law and Economics Association, and a fellow at the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy at NYU School of Law. She received a BA magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD cum laude from NYU School of Law.
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  • Troy McKenzie
    Professor of Law on leave
    Troy McKenzie ’00 joined the faculty of NYU School of Law in 2007. His scholarly interests include bankruptcy, civil procedure, complex litigation, and the federal courts. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University and his law degree from NYU Law, where he was an executive editor of the NYU Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for Judge Pierre N. Leval of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice John Paul Stevens of the US Supreme Court. Before joining the faculty, McKenzie was an associate in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton. At the end of his first year of teaching at the Law School, McKenzie was honored with the Albert Podell Distinguished Teaching Award for outstanding achievement in the classroom.
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  • Geoffrey Miller
    Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law;
    Director, Center for Financial Institutions;
    Faculty Co-Director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement;
    Faculty Co-Director, Center for Civil Justice
    Geoffrey Miller is author or editor of eight books and more than 200 articles in the fields of compliance and risk management, financial institutions, corporate and securities law, constitutional law, civil procedure, legal history, jurisprudence, and ancient law. He has taught a wide range of subjects including property, corporations, compliance and risk management, financial institutions, land development, securities, the legal profession, and legal theory. Miller received his BA magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1973 and his JD from Columbia Law School in 1978, where he was a Stone Scholar and editor-in-chief of the Columbia Law Review. He clerked for Judge Carl McGowan of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and Justice Byron White of the US Supreme Court. After two years as an attorney adviser at the Office of Legal Counsel of the US Department of Justice and one year with a Washington, DC, law firm, he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School in 1983, where he served as associate dean, director of the Program in Law and Economics, and editor of the Journal of Legal Studies. He came to NYU School of Law in 1995. Miller has been a visiting professor or visiting scholar at Columbia University, Harvard University, University of Minnesota, University of Basel, University of Genoa, University of St. Gallen, University of Frankfurt, Study Center Gerzensee, Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Sydney, University of Auckland, and the Bank of Japan. Miller is a founder of the Society for Empirical Legal Studies, director of the NYU Law Center for Financial Institutions, co-director of the Center for Civil Justice, and co-director of the NYU Law Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement. He serves on the board of directors and the audit, compensation, and risk committees of State Farm Bank. Miller is a 2011 inductee into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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  • Liam Murphy
    Herbert Peterfreund Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy
    Liam Murphy works in legal, moral, and political philosophy and the application of these inquiries to law, legal institutions, and legal theory. Subjects of his publications range from abstract questions of moral philosophy (for example, the book Moral Demands in Nonideal Theory, 2000) to concrete issues of legal and economic policy (such as the book The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice, 2002, coauthored with Thomas Nagel). A central theme in all Murphy’s work is that legal, moral, and political theory cannot be pursued independently of one another; they are, in fact, different dimensions of a single subject. This theme is evident in his most recent book, What Makes Law (2014), which locates the traditional philosophical issue of the grounds of law (the factors that determine the content of the law in force) within broader issues of political theory. Murphy’s current book project expands on his recent Law and Society Lecture at Oxford: Law and Social Illusion. The book examines contract, property, and tax law from a conventionalist or instrumentalist perspective and argues that the widespread belief that these domains of law must answer to natural moral rights and obligations of individuals is a fundamental theoretical mistake that has a crippling effect on our public political discourse. Murphy has been awarded fellowships at Columbia’s Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Harvard’s Society of Fellows, and the National Humanities Center. He has been an associate editor and is now a member of the editorial board of Philosophy & Public Affairs. Murphy was vice dean of NYU School of Law from 2007 to 2010.
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  • Gerald Rosenfeld
    Distinguished Scholar in Residence and Senior Lecturer;
    Co-Director, Leadership Program on Law and Business
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  • Jason Schultz
    Professor of Clinical Law
    Jason Schultz, director of NYU School of Law’s Technology Law and Policy Clinic, became a professor of clinical law in 2014. In his clinical projects, research, and writing, he addresses the ongoing challenges of balancing intellectual property and privacy law with the public interest in free expression, access to knowledge, and innovation. As an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Schultz directed the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. He had previously been a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, one of the world’s leading digital rights groups, where he founded the Patent Busting Project. With Samuelson Clinic co-director Jennifer Urban, he invented the Defensive Patent License, a tool for deescalating patent wars. After receiving his JD from Berkeley in 2000, Schultz was an intellectual property associate at Fish & Richardson and a clerk for Judge D. Lowell Jensen of the US District Court for the Northern District of California. He earned a BA with honors in public policy and women’s studies from Duke University in 1993.
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  • Helen Scott
    Professor of Law;
    Co-Director, Leadership Program on Law and Business
    Helen Scott is the co-director of the Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business, a program that includes student scholarships, mentoring, research, and curricular innovation at NYU School of Law in cooperation with NYU’s Stern School of Business. She currently co-teaches two of the Law School’s unique “Law & Business of…” courses in the areas of Professional Responsibility and Corporate Governance. Scott developed and administers the Law School’s fellowships in Social Entrepreneurship and in Law, Policy and Innovation. She is currently working with the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship on the development of a teaching certificate in social enterprise. Her seminar, Business Transactions Planning, was the first nonlitigation-based full-scale simulation course at the Law School. Along with Roy Smith of the Stern School, she developed and co-taught Entrepreneurial Finance to law and business students. Scott recently worked with the Kauffman Foundation on a project involving new ways of thinking about and teaching in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, one result of which is the eLaw section of the website www.entrepreneurship.org. She has served as co-chair of the Listing and Hearing Review Council of the NASDAQ Stock Market. She has also received the Legal Advocate of the Year Award from the US Small Business Administration for her work on the Angel Capital Electronic Network program. Scott remains involved with cutting-edge issues of corporate governance, financial reporting, and market globalization.
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  • Christopher Sprigman
    Professor of Law
    Christopher Sprigman came to NYU School of Law in 2013 from the University of Virginia School of Law. Sprigman teaches intellectual property law, antitrust law, competition policy, and comparative constitutional law. His research focuses on how legal rules affect innovation and the deployment of new technologies. Sprigman’s widely cited works have had an influence on important aspects of copyright law, and often belie the conventional wisdom about intellectual property rights. He was an appellate counsel from 1999 to 2001 in the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice, where US v. Microsoft was among his cases, and later was elected partner in the Washington, DC, office of King & Spalding before becoming a residential fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. Sprigman received his BA in history magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, and a JD with honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 1993. He subsequently clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Lourens H. W. Ackermann of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Sprigman also taught at the University of the Witwatersrand’s law school in Johannesburg.
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  • Katherine Strandburg
    Alfred B. Engelberg Professor of Law
    An expert in patent law, innovation policy, and information privacy law, Katherine Strandburg began her career as a theoretical physicist at Argonne National Laboratory. Her research considers the implications of user and collaborative innovation for patent law and of “big data” for privacy law. Governing Knowledge Commons (coedited with B. Frischmann and M. Madison, 2014) reflects ongoing research involving case studies of commons-based innovation. Other recent scholarship includes “Membership Lists, Metadata and Freedom of Association’s Specificity Requirement” (2014, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society), “Free Fall: The Online Market’s Consumer Preference Disconnect” (2013, University of Chicago Legal Forum), and “Progress and Competition in Design” (with M. McKenna, 2014, Stanford Technology Law Review). Strandburg’s brief on behalf of several medical associations was cited in a 2012 Supreme Court opinion involving the patent eligibility of medical diagnostic procedures. Strandburg received her BS from Stanford University, her PhD from Cornell University, and her JD with high honors from the University of Chicago. She clerked for Judge Richard Cudahy of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
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