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Administrative Law & Public Policy Faculty
Yale Law School has secured its position as the leading intellectual center for the study of law, economics, and organization thanks to its world class faculty. In addition to scholarly excellence, Yale faculty have always played prominent public roles. Yale Law School teachers have held important roles in all major American policy moments of the past century. Roosevelt's New Deal involved many faculty (such as Jerome Frank and Thurman Arnold) in its construction and engaged them in the active making of policy. Eugene Rostow, Alexander Bickel, and many others either held positions in government or served as informal but close advisers to policymakers during the civil rights and Vietnam war eras.
Yale Law School Administrative Law and Public Policy Faculty:
Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science
Bruce Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale, and the author of eighteen books that have had a broad influence in political philosophy, constitutional law, and public policy. His major works include Social Justice in the Liberal State and his multivolume constitutional history, We the People.
William K. Townsend Professor of Law
Ian Ayres is a lawyer and an economist. He is the William K. Townsend Professor at Yale Law School, the Anne Urowsky Professorial Fellow in Law, and a Professor at Yale's School of Management.
Walter E. Meyer Professor Emeritus of Property and Urban Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law
Robert C. Ellickson Walter E. Meyer Professor Emeritus of Property and Urban Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law. He formerly was a member of the law faculties at USC and Stanford. His major research interests are property, land use, housing, local government, urban history, and social norms.
Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law
Michael J. Graetz is the Wilbur H. Friedman Professor of Tax Law and the Columbia Alumni Professor of Tax Law at Columbia Law School. He is also the Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor of Law Emeritus and Professional Lecturer, Yale Law School. Before coming to Columbia in 2009, he was the Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor of Law at Yale University, where he had taught since 1983.
Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law
Henry Hansmann is the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He received both a J.D. and a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.
Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor of Law and Organization
Christine Jolls is the Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor, a chair previously held by Nobel Laureate Oliver Williamson. She is also the Director of the Law and Economics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Deputy Dean and John Thomas Smith Professor of Law and Professor of Economics
Alvin Klevorick is Deputy Dean and the John Thomas Smith Professor of Law and Professor of Economics at Yale Law School. His subject areas are antitrust and economic regulation, law and economics, torts, market organization, and economic theory.
Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law
Yair Listokin is the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His scholarship examines problems in tax law, corporate law, contract law, and bankruptcy law from both empirical and theoretical perspectives.
Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law
Jonathan R. Macey is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law at Yale University, and Professor in the Yale School of Management. Professor Macey is the author of several books including the two-volume treatise, Macey on Corporation Laws, and co-author of two leading casebooks, Corporations: Including Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies and Banking Law and Regulation.
Guido Calabresi Professor of Law
Daniel Markovits is Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He works in the philosophical foundations of private law, moral and political philosophy, and behavioral economics.
Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law
Jerry L. Mashaw is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, where he teaches courses on administrative law, social welfare policy, regulation, legislation, and the design of public institutions. He formerly taught at Tulane University and the University of Virginia.
Edward J. Phelps Professor of Law and Economics and Kauffman Distinguished Research Scholar in Law, Economics, and Entrepreneurship
George L. Priest is the Edward J. Phelps Professor of Law and Economics and Kauffman Distinguished Research Scholar in Law, Economics, and Entrepreneurship at Yale Law School. An internationally recognized expert, Professor Priest has focused his research over the past two decades on antitrust, the operation of private and public insurance, and the role of the legal system in promoting economic growth.
Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
Roberta Romano is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School and director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Her research has focused on state competition for corporate charters, the political economy of takeover regulation, shareholder litigation, institutional investor activism in corporate governance, and the regulation of securities markets and financial instruments and institutions.
Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence, Law School and Department of Political Science
Susan Rose-Ackerman is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence (Law and Political Science) with joint appointments between Yale Law School and the Yale Department of Political Science. She has taught and written widely on corruption, law and development, administrative law, law and regulatory policy, the nonprofit sector, and federalism.
Sterling Professor of Law
Alan Schwartz is a Sterling Professor at Yale University. His appointments are in the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management.