NYU School of Law announced that Scott Hemphill will join the Law School as a permanent member of the faculty this summer. Currently the Caryl Louis Boies Visiting Professor of Law at NYU, Hemphill is a professor of law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches courses on antitrust, intellectual property, and the regulation of industry.
Hemphill's research focuses on the law and economics of competition and innovation. His work on the pharmaceutical industry and “pay-for-delay” cases, in particular, was a critical contribution to discourse leading to the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in FTC v. Actavis. Hemphill's scholarship ranges broadly, from drug patents to net neutrality to fashion and intellectual property. His work has been published in the NYU Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal.
Hemphill also brings with him significant experience in public service. In 2011-12, he served as chief of the antitrust bureau in the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York.
Hemphill earned an AB in Social Studies from Harvard College in 1994, an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1997 (where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar), a JD from Stanford Law School in 2001 (where he was first in his graduating class), and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University in 2010. He clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia of the US Supreme Court and Judge Richard Posner of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Posted April 20, 2015