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Professor Daniel Markovits ’00 to Discuss Market Solidarity in Guido Calabresi Inaugural Lecture April 9


Daniel Markovits ’00 will present his inaugural lecture as the Guido Calabresi Professor of Law on Monday, April 9, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 127. His lecture is titled “Market Solidarity.” It is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Alumni Reading Room.

In the lecture, Markovits will lay out a new general theory of economic markets, which displays market relations as a central pillar (as important as politics and the state) supporting order and stability in open, cosmopolitan societies.

Daniel Markovits joined the Yale Law School faculty in 2001 as an Associate Professor of Law, after clerking for the Honorable Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. He was named a Professor of Law in 2007 and assumed the Calabresi Chair in 2010. He works in the philosophical foundations of private law, moral and political philosophy, and behavioral economics. He has written numerous articles on contracts, legal ethics, distributive justice, and other topics and is author of the book, A Modern Legal Ethics: Adversary Advocacy in a Democratic Age (2008), and the forthcoming, A Text in Contracts.

He holds a B.A. from Yale, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, a B.Phil. and D.Phil. from Oxford, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

The Guido Calabresi Professorship was established in 2006 through a bequest of Ralph Gregory Elliot ’61 to honor Guido Calabresi ’58, former Dean of Yale Law School and respected jurist on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.