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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Yale Law School, J.D., 2000
Christ Church, University of Oxford, D.Phil., Philosophy, 1999
Balliol College, University of Oxford, B.Phil. (post-graduate), Philosophy, 1994
London School of Economics, M.Sc., Econometrics & Mathematical Economics, 1992
Yale University, B.A. summa cum laude (with distinction in mathematics), 1991

APPOINTMENTS AND AWARDS

Professor of Law, Yale Law School, 2007-present
Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School, 2001-2006
Law Clerk to the Hon. Guido Calabresi, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit 2000-2001
Visiting Scholar, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, Summer 1998
Graduate Fellow, Center for Ethics and the Professions, Harvard University, 1996-1997
Senior Scholar of the House, Christ Church, University of Oxford, 1994-1996
Marshall Scholarship, 1991; third-year award, 1993
Nicholas Polunin Cup for personal and academic achievement, 1991
DeForest Mathematical Prize for pure and applied mathematics, 1991
Phi Beta Kappa, October 1990
National Endowment for the Humanities Younger Scholar's Grant, 1990
Stanley Prize for excellence in pure and applied mathematics, 1990
E. Francis Riggs Memorial Prize for best freshman work in the humanities, 1988

WRITINGS

Books

A MODERN LEGAL ETHICS:  ADVERSARY ADVOCACY IN A DEMOCRATIC AGE (Princeton University Press, 2008)

CONTRACT LAW AND LEGAL METHODS (Foundation Press) (under contract)

Articles

How Much Redistribution Should There Be?, 112 YALE LAW JOURNAL 2291 (2003)

Legal Ethics from the Lawyer’s Point of View, 15 YALE JOURNAL OF LAW & THE HUMANITIES 209 (2004)

Contract and Collaboration, 113 YALE LAW JOURNAL 1417 (2004)

La Paradoja de la Violencia in LA VIOLENCIA:  Seminario en Latinoamerica de Teoria Constitucioinal y Politica 2003 (2004)

The No Retraction Principle and the Morality of Negotiations, 152 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW REVIEW 1903 (2004)

Further Thoughts About Legal Ethics from the Lawyer’s Point of View, 16 YALE JOURNAL OF LAW & THE HUMANITIES 85 (2004)

Quarantines and Distributive Justice, 33 JOURNAL OF LAW MEDICINE & ETHICS 323 (2005)

Democratic Disobedience, 114 YALE LAW JOURNAL 1897 (2005)

Adversary Advocacy and the Authority of Adjudication, 75 FORDHAM L. REV. 1367 (2006) (symposium on the internal point of view in jurisprudence and legal ethics)

Making and Keeping Contracts, 92 VIRGINIA L. REV. 1325 (2006) (symposium on contemporary political philosophy and private law)

Three Thoughts Concerning “Just Linkage,” 39 CORNELL INT’L L. J 655 (2006) (symposium on Global Justice:  Poverty, Human Rights, and Responsibilities)

Comment: An Inexorable Trend?, PODER EXECUTIVO:  Seminario en Latinoamerica de Teoria Constitucioinal y Politica 2006 (forthcoming 2007)

In Praise of the Supporting Cast, 116 YALE L.J. POCKET PART 272 (2007)

Individual Preferences for Giving (with Raymond Fisman and Shachar Kariv), 97 AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW 1858 (2007)

Luck Egalitarianism and Political Solidarity, 9 THEORETICAL INQUIRIES IN LAW 271 (2008) (symposium issue on Moral and Legal Luck)

The Architecture of Integrity, in READING WILLIAMS (Routledge) (forthcoming 2008)

Exposure to Ideology and Distributional Preferences (with Raymond Fisman and Shachar Kariv)
(working paper)

Law and Society (working paper)

Toleration and Politics (working paper)

Contracts of Adhesion (working paper)

Lawyerly Fidelity (working paper)

Efficient Breach Revisited (working paper) 

PRESENTATIONS

May 2002 May Meeting of Young Law Professors – How Much Redistribution Should There Be?
April 2003 University of Texas Constitutional Law Luncheon – Contract and Collaboration
April 2003 Yale Law School Faculty Workshop – Contract and Collaboration
May 2003 May Meeting of Young Law Professors – Contract and Collaboration
June 2003 SELA (Seminario en Latinoamerica de Teoria Constitucioinal y Politica ) Peru – The Paradox of Violence

Sept. 2003 University of Michigan Legal Theory Workshop – Contract and Collaboration

Oct. 2003 Yale University Political Theory Workshop – How Much Redistribution Should There Be?

Dec. 2003 Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences – Contract and Collaboration

Sept. 2004 University of Alabama School of Law Faculty Colloquium – The Morals and Politics of Adversary Lawyers

Oct. 2004 University of Toronto School of Law Legal Theory Workshop – The Morals and Politics of Adversary Lawyers

Oct. 2004   Florida State University College of Law Faculty Workshop – The Morals and Politics of Adversary Lawyer

Nov. 2004   University of Virginia School of Law Legal Studies Workshop – Democratic Disobedience

Jan. 2005 University of Illinois College of Law Program in Law and Philosophy – participant in Roundtable discussion on the morality of promising (Contract and Collaboration was among the texts discussed)

Apr. 2005 Duke University School of Law – Democratic Disobedience

May 2005 University of Oxford Moral Philosophy Seminar – Contract and Collaboration

Dec. 2005 Yale Bioethics Seminar – Quarantines and Distributive Justice

Dec. 2005 American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division), Invited Paper – Promise, Contract, and Community

Feb. 2006 Fordham University School of Law, Symposium on the Internal Point of View in Law and Ethics – Adversary Advocacy and the Authority of Adjudication

Feb. 2006 University of Virginia School of Law, Symposium on Contemporary Political Theory and Private Law – Making and Keeping Contracts

Feb. 2006 California Institute of Technology, Economic Theory Workshop – Individual Preferences for Giving

Feb. 2006 UCLA School of Law Legal Theory Workshop – Toleration and Politics

Feb. 2006 USC School of Law Legal Theory Workshop – Law and Society

Mar. 2006 Washington & Lee University School of Law Faculty Workshop – Law and Society

Mar. 2006 Washington & Lee Program in Society & the Professions 28th Annual Legal Ethics Institute, Keynote Speech – Adversary Advocacy and the Authority of Adjudication

Apr. 2006 Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, Panel on Pandemics – Quarantines and Distributive Justice

Apr. 2006 Cornell Law School Symposium on Global Justice:  Poverty, Human Rights, and Responsibilities – Commentator on Just Linkage

Apr. 2006 Cornell Law School Law and Humanities Colloquium – Law and Society

Apr. 2006  Yale Law School Faculty Workshop – Law and Society

June 2006 May Meeting of Young Law Professors – The Economics (and Law?) of Altruism

June 2006 SELA (Seminario en Latinoamerica de Teoria Constitucioinal y Politica ) Colombia – Commentator on Checks on the Executive

Jan. 2007 Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of Tel Aviv Faculties of Law), Symposium on Luck in the Law – Luck Egalitarianism and Political Solidarity

Jan. 2007 University of Alabama School of Law Faculty Workshop – Law and Society

Jan. 2007 University of Alabama Department of Philosophy Speaker Series – Promise, Contract, and Community

July 2007 Law and Society Meeting, Berlin, Germany –
Session Chair, Regulating Lawyers Session I. 
Panelist, Regulating Lawyers Session II, presenting Professional Ethics and Political Legitimacy

Sept. 2007 Contract Theory Workshop, Georgetown University School of Law – Some Speculations Concerning Contracts of Adhesion

Oct.  2007 University of Texas School of Law Faculty Colloquium – Individual Preferences for Giving

Nov. 2007 University of California at Berkeley School of Law GALA seminar – Toleration and Politics

Nov. 2007 University of California at Davis School of Law Faculty Colloquium – Law and Society

Dec. 2007 American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy (held at the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division meeting), Invited Paper – Lawyerly Fidelity

Jan. 2008 University of Western Ontario School of Law, Exploring Contract Law Symposium – Displaced Collaboration

Apr. 2008 Yale Law School Faculty Workshop – Contracts of Adhesion and Displaced Bargaining

May 2008 Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University), Human Rights and the New Global Order:  An Interdisciplinary Conference – Commentator on Toward a Revival of Consequentialist Human Rights Theory

June 2008 Fordham University School of Law Legal Ethics Schmooze –  Moral Influence and the Ethics of Teaching

June 2008 University of Palermo School of Law and University of San Andres School of Law, Buenos Aires – Democratic Disobedience