Alan Sykes, James and Patricia Kowal Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and director of its Master’s Program in International Economic Law, Business and Policy, will become a tenured permanent faculty member at NYU School of Law in Fall 2012.
A leading figure in the field of law and economics, Sykes has produced prodigious scholarship on international trade, antitrust, insurance, contracts, tort law, and vicarious and entity liability. The range of courses he teaches is similarly expansive. Sykes’s recent work has addressed international trade regimes while developing and applying economic models at the vanguard of trade economics. His writing encompasses both economic analysis and the intricacies of legal doctrine and institutions while conveying complex ideas accessibly.
Sykes is the co-author, with the University of Chicago Law School’s Eric Posner, of the forthcoming book Economic Foundations of International Law, and has also co-authored The Genesis of the GATT (2008) and a leading international trade casebook. He is an editor of both the Journal of International Economic Law and the American Journal of International Law, a Reporter for the ALI Project on Principles of Trade Law, and a former co-editor of both the Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Law & Economics.
Before joining the Stanford faculty in 2006, Sykes was a University of Chicago Law School professor for 20 years after working as an associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. He received a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University. Sykes was a visiting professor at NYU Law in Fall 1996.
Posted on April 13, 2012