Law and Business



  • 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, a current director, and past president of the Society of Empirical Legal Studies. She also has served two terms as a director of the American Law and Economics Association (1991-93, 2006-09), is on the editorial board of the American Law and Economics Review, and is the editor of the Empirical/Experimental series on the Social Science Research Network. In addition, she has 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 and was a founding director of the USC Center in Law, Economics, and Organization. She teaches Corporations, Business Crime, and a seminar on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing: Law and Policy.
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  • Oren Bar-Gill
    Evelyn and Harold Meltzer Professor of Law and Economics
    Oren Bar-Gill’s scholarship focuses on the law and economics of contracts and contracting. His publications include Seduction by Contract: Law, Economics, and Psychology in Consumer Markets (2012), “Consent and Exchange” (with Lucian Bebchuk, Journal of Legal Studies, 2010), “The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Subprime Mortgage Contracts” (Cornell Law Review, 2009), “The Prisoners’ (Plea Bargain) Dilemma” (with Omri Ben-Shahar, Journal of Legal Analysis, 2009), “Making Credit Safer” (with Elizabeth Warren, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 2008), “Bundling and Consumer Misperception” (University of Chicago Law Review, 2006), and “Seduction by Plastic” (Northwestern University Law Review, 2004). Bar-Gill joined the NYU School of Law faculty in January 2005 from Harvard University, where he was a member of the Society of Fellows. Bar-Gill holds a BA in economics, an LLB, an MA in law and economics, and a PhD in economics from Tel Aviv University, as well as an LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School. He was a recipient of the American Law Institute’s inaugural Young Scholars Medal and a reporter for the Restatement of the Law (Third), Consumer Contracts.
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  • Barton Beebe
    John M. Desmarais Professor of Intellectual Property Law
    Barton Beebe’s multifaceted scholarship engages in the cultural, empirical, and doctrinal analysis of intellectual property law. His recent published work includes “Intellectual Property Law and the Sumptuary Code” in the Harvard Law Review, “An Empirical Study of U.S. Copyright Fair Use Opinions, 1978-2005,” in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, “An Empirical Study of the Multifactor Tests for Trademark Infringement” in the California Law Review, and “Search and Persuasion in Trademark Law” in the Michigan Law Review. In 2007, Beebe served as a special master in Louis Vuitton Malletier v. Dooney & Bourke, Inc., a significant trademark infringement case in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Beebe received his BA, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Chicago; his PhD in English from Princeton University, where he was a Whiting Fellow in the Humanities; and his JD from Yale Law School, where he was an articles editor for the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities and an editor of the Yale Law Journal. In 2002, he clerked for Judge Denise Cote of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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  • Ryan Bubb
    Associate 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 as part of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act to examine the causes of the current economic crisis, and a policy analyst at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget. Bubb earned a JD from Yale Law School, an MA in economics from Yale University, and a PhD in political economy and government from Harvard University. Bubb’s research focuses on business organizations, financial institutions, and regulatory policy.
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  • Paulette Caldwell
    Professor of Law
    Paulette Caldwell spent the first decade of her legal career at Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler and the Ford Foundation concentrating on the corporate and tax representation of charitable and other not-for-profit organizations and commercial real estate transactions. Since joining the NYU School of Law faculty in 1979, Caldwell has taught courses in property, real estate transactions, and not-for-profit organizations, and she has concentrated her teaching and scholarship on issues of race, civil rights, and the intersection of race and gender. She offers a Race and Legal Scholarship Seminar, in which her specialty, critical race theory, is examined in relation to other jurisprudential movements in the law. In recent years, she has focused on the law and policy governing equity in public elementary and secondary education. Caldwell has served as a consultant to and member of the boards of directors of numerous nonprofit organizations, and she is currently a member of the boards of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts.
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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
    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. She sits on the National Academies’ Committee on Science, Technology, and Law. She was a member of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society, 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 (most recently Balancing Wealth and Health: The Battle Over Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Latin America with César Rodríguez-Garavito) and 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
    Considered one of the most influential thinkers in legal academia, Richard Epstein is known for his research and writings on a broad range of constitutional, economic, historical, and philosophical subjects. His many books include Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain (1985) and Simple Rules for a Complex World (1995). He has taught courses spanning the legal landscape, including on administrative law, antitrust, communications, constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, environmental law, food and drug law, health law, labor, jurisprudence, patents, property, Roman law, torts, and water. Epstein has been the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2000 and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1985. He has also been a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago since 2011. This past year he became director of the Classical Liberal Institute, newly formed at NYU Law. Prior to joining Chicago’s faculty in 1972, he taught law at the University of Southern California from 1968 to 1972. Epstein received a BA from Columbia College in 1964 summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, a BA (Juris.) first class from Oxford University in 1966, and his LLB cum laude in 1968 from Yale Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He has been a member of the California Bar since 1969. He received an honorary degree from the University of Ghent in 2003 and was awarded the Bradley Prize in 2011.
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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. In her recent book Regoverning the Workplace: From Self-Regulation to Co-Regulation (2010), she chronicles the current crisis of workplace governance and charts 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; and critical perspectives on labor law. Her current research is in comparative perspectives on fundamental labor rights, and labor unrest and labor law reform in China. Before joining the NYU School of Law faculty in 2006, Estlund taught at the University of Texas School of Law and Columbia Law School. Estlund graduated summa cum laude from Lawrence University, in Appleton, Wisconsin, 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 has published 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 authored 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, and 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 Third of Employment Law, sponsored by the American Law Institute. He is also of counsel to Shulte Roth in its labor and employment and appellate practice groups. The Labor and Employment Research Association awarded him its 2010 Susan C. Eaton Award for Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner. In recent years, Estreicher has published work in public international law and authored several briefs in the Supreme Court and US courts of appeals on international issues. He also maintains an active mediation and arbitration practice. 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.
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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 260 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;
    Director, Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Program
    Harry First is a specialist in antitrust and business crime. He is the co-author of casebooks on antitrust (with John Flynn and Darren Bush) and 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 “Your Money and Your Life: The Export of U.S. Antitrust Remedies” in Global Competition Law and Economics (forthcoming), “Antitrust’s Democracy Deficit” (Fordham Law Review, 2013), and two chapters in The Design of Competition Law Institutions: Global Norms, Local Choices (2013), one dealing with the United States, the other with Japan. Along with Andrew Gavil of Howard University School of Law, he is currently completing a book titled Microsoft and the Globalization of Antitrust Law: Competition Policy for the Twenty-First Century, to be published by MIT Press. First is also the author of a casebook on business crime and a recently published 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 Fox LLB ’61 is a prominent antitrust and comparative competition law scholar. Her recent work includes articles on antitrust, markets, developing countries, and global governance, and casebooks on US antitrust law and European Union law. Fox served as a member of the International Competition Policy Advisory Committee to the Attorney General and Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust under President Clinton, and as a member of the National Commission for the Review of Antitrust Laws and Procedures under President Carter. Fox has served as a trustee and member of the executive committee of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, vice president of the American Foreign Law Association, chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Section on Antitrust Law, chair of the Section of Antitrust and Economic Regulation of the Association of American Law Schools, vice president of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, vice chair of the ABA Antitrust Section, and trustee of New York University Law Center Foundation. She lectures annually at the Competition Directorate of the European Commission and has been an adviser on competition policy in numerous newer antitrust jurisdictions including South Africa, Egypt, Tanzania, Indonesia, central and eastern European nations, and the Common Market of Southern and Eastern 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 and working 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, 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. Along with Professor Oren Bar-Gill, Fromer was awarded the American Law Institute’s inaugural Young Scholars Medal in 2011 for her intellectual property scholarship.
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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 Agent Orange products liability to defaults on municipal bonds and the interpretation of derivatives contracts. 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 40 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 17 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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  • Florencia Marotta-Wurgler
    Professor of Law
    Florencia Marotta-Wurgler ’01 teaches Contracts, Commercial Law, Internet Contracts, Consumer Contracts, the Colloquium on Law and Economics, and a Research Seminar for Future Academics. Her expertise is in online and standard form contracting. Her published research has addressed online standard form contracting with delayed disclosure, contracting in the presence of seller market power, and dispute resolution clauses in consumer standard form contracts. It also documents the extremely low readership rate of standard form contracts by consumers and discusses implications for regulation of standard terms, such as the effectiveness of mandated disclosure regimes. Her current research focuses on a large empirical project on online privacy policies and disclosure. In November 2009, she testified before the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on post-transaction marketing at a hearing titled Aggressive Sales Tactics on the Internet and Their Impact on American Consumers. She is affiliated with the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy and is the faculty program director of NYU School of Law in Buenos Aires. Marotta-Wurgler earned a BA in economics magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD cum laude from NYU Law, where she was a Robert McKay Scholar and winner of the Daniel G. Collins Prize for Excellence in Contract Law. Before joining the faculty, she was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell and a Leonard Wagner Fellow in Law and Business at the NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business.
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  • Troy McKenzie
    Professor of Law
    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
    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, compliance and risk management, financial institutions, land development, securities, financial institutions, 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 then 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 and 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 and co-convener of the Global Economic Policy Forum. He serves on the board of directors of State Farm Bank. In 2011, Miller was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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  • Liam Murphy
    Herbert Peterfreund Professor of Law and Philosophy
    Liam Murphy works in legal, moral, and political philosophy and the application of these inquiries to law 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). 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 forthcoming book, What Makes Law, 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. In addition to completing that book, Murphy has most recently been working on a book exploring the link between contract theory and philosophical discussions of the obligation to keep promises, among other issues in contract theory. 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 now is 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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  • Jason Schultz
    Associate Professor of Clinical Law
    Jason Schultz, director of NYU School of Law’s Technology Law and Policy Clinic, became an associate professor of clinical law at the Law School in 2013. 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 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, science and technology policy, and information privacy law, Katherine Strandburg began her career as a physicist in the Condensed Matter Theory Group at Argonne National Laboratory. Her current research projects include rethinking patent law in light of user and collaborative innovation and considering the implications of “big data” for privacy law. She is currently co-editing a book titled Governing Knowledge Commons. Other recent scholarship includes “Free Fall: The Online Market’s Consumer Preference Disconnect” (forthcoming, University of Chicago Legal Forum), “Progress and Competition in Design” (forthcoming, Stanford Technology Law Review), and “Much Ado about Preemption” (Houston Law Review [2012]). Strandburg’s brief on behalf of several medical associations was cited in the Supreme Court’s opinion in Mayo v. Prometheus, which involved the patent eligibility of medical diagnostic procedures. Strandburg received her BS from Stanford University, her PhD in physics 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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  • Alan Sykes
    Robert A. Kindler Professor of Law
    A leading expert on the application of economics to legal problems, Alan Sykes focuses his research on international economic relations. His writing and teaching have encompassed international trade, torts, contracts, insurance, antitrust, and economic analysis of law. He has been a member of the executive committee and the board of the American Law and Economics Association, and he currently serves as reporter for the American Law Institute Project on Principles of Trade Law: The World Trade Organization. Sykes is associate editor of the Journal of International Economic Law and a member of the board of editors of the World Trade Review. He formerly served as editor of the Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Law and Economics. Before joining NYU School of Law in 2012, Sykes was the James and Patricia Kowal Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He is a former National Science Foundation graduate fellow in the Department of Economics at Yale University. He is on the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law.
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