The Seminar in Law & Economics invites prominent law professors and practitioners from around the country to apply economic analysis to a variety of legal issues. Participants have included professors from leading colleges and the president of the American Law & Economics Association. Topics of discussion have included corporate law and white-collar crime, securities regulation, intellectual property, and morality and the law.

2016 Schedule

Seminars are held Wednesdays from 4:20 to 6:00 pm.

Please view the upcoming schedule below, or visit our Google Calendar:

September 28
David Weisbach, Walter J. Blum Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
“New Equity Integration”

October 5
Ian Ayres, William K. Townsend Professor and Anne Urowsky Professorial Fellow in Law, Yale Law School

October 12
Emily Owens, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine
“Counsel Quality and Client Match Effects in Indigent Defense”

October 19
Ben Roin, Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
“Solving the Problem of New Uses”

October 26
Jonah Gelbach, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

November 2
Steve Shavell, Samuel R. Rosenthal Professor of Law and Economics, Harvard Law School
“Why Strict Liability Should Apply To All Dangerous Activities—Both Common and Uncommon”

November 9
Ilyana Kuziemko, Professor of Economics, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University

November 16
Yun-Chien Chang, Associate Research Professor, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica

November 30
Katharina Pistor, Walter E. Meyer Research Professor in Law & Social Problems and Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

December 7
Emiliano Catan, Assistant Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
“The Insignificance of Clear-Day Poison Pills”


2015 Schedule

September 23
Lisa Bernstein, Wilson-Dickinson Professor of Law & Aaron Director Research Scholar, University of Chicago School of Law

September 30
Richard McAdams, Bernard D. Meltzer Professor of Law, University of Chicago School of Law

October 21
Abraham Wickelgren, Bernard J. Ward Professor in Law, University of Texas School of Law

November 11
Josh Teitelbaum, Professor of Law, New York University Law School and Associate Dean, Research and Academic Programs & Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School

November 18
Crystal Yang, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

December 2
Kenneth Ayotte, University of California, Berkeley School of Law