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Richard H. McAdams : Additional Activities


  • Scientific Committee, Spanish Law & Economics Association (2014-present)
  • American Law and Economics Association 
  • Law and Society Association


  • Fellowship, Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (2005)
  • National Science Foundation Award No. SES-0351530 (2004-2008) 
  • American Bar Foundation grant (2002-2006)
  • ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law "Teacher of the Year" (1993)


  • Chair, University of Chicago Independent Review Committee (2011-present)
  • Chair, Lateral Appointments (2013-2014)
  • Chair, Entry Level Appointments (2012-2013)
  • Chair, Clinical and Skills Training (2010-2011)
  • University of Chicago Board of Computing Activities & Services (2009-2011)
  • Chair, Tenure and Promotion Committee for Jacob Gersen (2009-2010)
  • Appointments Committee (2007-2009)


  • Editorial board, Annual Review of Law and Social Science (2007-2011)
  • Referee, American Political Science ReviewConflict Management & Peace Science; Economics & Philosophy; Federal Law Review (Australia); International Review of Law & Economics; Journal of Conflict Resolution; Journal of Empirical Legal Studies; Journal of Law, Economics & Organization; Journal of Legal Studies; Journal of Policy Analysis & Management; Journal of Politics; Law & History Review; Law & Philosophy; Law & Social Inquiry; Law & Society Review; New Criminal Law Review; Quarterly Journal of Economics; Regulation & Governance; Review of Law & Economics; Scandinavian Journal of Economics; State and Local Government Review; Supreme Court Economic Review
  • Referee, American Law & Economics Association conference; Empirical Legal Studies conference; Encyclopedia of Law & Economics; Harvard University Press; National Science Foundation; Oxford University Press; Stanford University Press
  • Founder and editor, Law, Norms, and Informal Order


  • Co-organizer, University of Chicago Law Review Symposium on Criminal Procedure in the Spotlight: Theoretical, Constitutional, and Administrative Developments (May 2014)
  • Co-organizer, Conference on The Law and Literature of Crime at University of Chicago (February 2014)
  • Co-organizer, Conference on The Economics of Race at University of Chicago (May 2010)
  • Organizer, Criminal Law Section panel on Unreviewable Discretion at AALS Annual Meeting (January 2004)
  • Co-organizer, Midwest Law & Economics Association Annual Meeting (October 2002)
  • Co-organizer, Symposium on Empirical and Experimental Methods in Law at University of Illinois (April 2001)