Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics: Fellowships and Awards

Lynde and Harry Bradley Student Fellowships

The Bradley Foundation has generously supplied a fund for a limited number of fellowships designed to support its own academic mission. That mission rests on the presupposition that responsible self government depends not only on intelligent laws, but also on the creation of a civic environment that encourages enlightened citizens to participate in a discussion of controversial issues. Consistent with these ideals, the Foundation also hopes that students will work and study in areas that explore the role of limited government in a legal regime that fosters a dynamic marketplace for economic, intellectual and cultural activity, both in the United States and abroad.

The 2015-6 Bradley Student Fellows are Elliot Gaiser, Madeline Lansky, Tara Levens, Michael Lockman, and David Suska.

The Ronald H. Coase Prize

This prize was created through gifts from Junjiro Tsubota, a member of the Class of 1967, to honor excellence in the study of law and economics. The award is made by the Dean of the Law School on the basis of recommendations from the editors of the Journal of Law and Economics and the Journal of Legal Studies. The winners of the prize for 2007-8 are David Abrams and Albert H. Yoon.

John M. Olin Prize in Law and Economics

Established in 1986, this award is given to the outstanding graduating law student in law and economics in the opinion of the Law and Economics Faculty. The recipient will express, through his other work, a dedication to outstanding scholarship and a broad understanding of the functioning of legal and economic institutions, together with historic contributions to human liberty and progress. The winner of the Prize in 2015 is Drew Harris for his paper, "Are We Using Magistrate Judges Effectively? An Empirical Study of Magistrate Judge Placement and Use."