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Ph.D. Candidate Profiles
BJ Ard is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. His research focuses on the law’s response to technological change, with particular interests in intellectual property, privacy, and Internet law.
Maureen E. “Molly” Brady is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. Her major areas of interest include property law, land use, state and local government law, intellectual property law, and legal history.
Conor Clarke is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. His major research interests are tax law, property, empirical legal studies, organizational law, and law and economics. He spent his summers with the appellate staff of the Department of Justice's civil division and the tax group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Starting in May of 2016, he will clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit.
Rebecca Crootof is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a Resident Fellow with the Yale Law School Information Society Project. Her research focuses on how international law evolves and its role in American law and policy, and her primary areas of interest include the law of armed conflict, international legal theory, and foreign affairs and national security law.
Eric Fish is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. His major areas of interest include sentencing law, criminal procedure, professional responsibility, remedies, and legislation. He holds an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard College and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was awarded the Judge William E. Miller Prize (for best paper on the Bill of Rights) and the Joseph A. Chubb Prize (for best legal draftsmanship).
Alyssa King is a Ph.D. in Law candidate and a Resident Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale. Her work in comparative law discusses the intersection of normative systems through mechanisms such as federalism and arbitration. She is particularly interested in the impact of court structure and procedure on substantive law.
Kate Klonick is a Ph.D. in Law candidate and a Resident Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale. Her research interests involve applying theoretical and/or empirical cognitive psychology research to the law, specifically in the areas of intellectual property, statutory interpretation, social norms, and criminal law.
Ryan Mitchell is a Ph.D. in Law candidate and a Mellon Foundation Humanities Fellow at Yale. His research addresses state sovereignty and international order, the history and theory of international law, and comparative law and politics with a focus on East Asia.
Kerry L. Monroe is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale and a Resident Fellow with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Her major areas of interest include the First Amendment, telecommunications law, and media law.
Portia Pedro is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. Her research focuses on civil procedure's long-accepted, but relatively unexamined, practices. Employing behavioral science research,
Amanda Shanor is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. Her research focuses on constitutional and administrative law, speech and association, and their intersection with the behavioral sciences.
Rory Van Loo
Rory Van Loo is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. His research draws on commercial law, financial regulation, bankruptcy, and dispute resolution, with a focus on how regulatory and corporate institutional design intersect with consumer decision making. His writing has appeared in publications such as the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Albany Law Review, California Lawyer, Christian Science Monitor, and San Francisco Chronicle.
Shelley Welton is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. Her research focuses on how climate change is transforming U.S. energy law and energy governance, drawing from the fields of energy, environmental, and administrative law.