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Jerry L. Mashaw is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where he teaches courses on administrative law, social welfare policy, regulation, legislation, and the designing of public institutions. He formerly taught at Tulane University and the University of Virginia. His many books include Administrative Law:  Introduction to the American Public Law System (5th edition 2003, with Richard Merrill and Peter Shane), Bureaucratic Justice (1983), awarded Harvard University’s Gerard Henderson Memorial Prize in 1993, The Struggle for Auto Safety (with David Harfst 1990), awarded the Sixth Annual Scholarship Prize of the ABA’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy in 1992, and Greed, Chaos, and Governance:  Using Public Choice to Improve Public Law (1997), awarded the Section’s Twelfth Annual Scholarship Prize in 1998 and the Order of the Order of the Coif Triennial Book Award in 2002 for books published between 1997 and 1999. He is a frequent contributor to legal and public policy journals and to newspapers and news magazines. Professor Mashaw is a founding member, member of the Board of Trustees, and past president of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was founding co-editor (with O.E. Williamson) of the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. Professor Mashaw has served as a consultant for a number of U.S. government agencies and private foundations and to the governments of Peru, Argentina, and the Peoples Republic of China. Professor Mashaw has two children and four grandchildren. He and his wife, Anne MacClintock, are enthusiastic sailors and together have written articles for various sailing magazines and a book, Seasoned by Salt: A Voyage in Search of the Caribbean (2003), recounting their adventures on a year-long, roundtrip voyage from Connecticut to Grenada and the islands in between.