About the Institute
Building on a long tradition of excellence as the birthplace of law in economics, the University of Chicago Law School launched the Institute for Law and Economics in 2011. The goal of the Institute is to promote the understanding and dissemination of the economic approach to law. It supports research and learning by students, faculty and fellows, and organizes events and activities in Chicago and beyond.
In February 2013 Richard Sandor, Chairman and CEO of Environmental Financial Products LLC, and his wife Ellen became the principal donors to a $10 million endowment in law and economics at the University of Chicago Law School. The Sandors made the gift in honor of Dr. Sandor's mentor, Nobel Laureate Ronald Coase, Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Law School. In recognition, the Institute has been be renamed the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics. Read more about the Sandors' extraordinary gift.