Richard H. McAdams
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Richard H. McAdams

Bernard D. Meltzer Professor of Law

Professor McAdams is the Bernard D. Meltzer Professor of Law. He writes on criminal law and procedure, social norms, the expressive function of law, inequality, and law and literature. He is the author of The Expressive Powers of Law (Harvard University Press 2015) and co-editor of Fairness in Law and Economics (Edward Elgar 2013). He has served as a member of the National Science Foundation Advisory Panel for Law & Social Sciences, the editorial board of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science, and the Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association.

Before joining the Law School in 2007, McAdams taught on the law faculties at the University of Illinois, Boston University, and IIT Chicago-Kent. He was a visiting professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and Yale Law School and a visiting fellow at Australian National University. McAdams received his BA from the University of North Carolina and his JD from the University of Virginia. After graduation, he clerked for Chief Judge Harrison L. Winter of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and spent three years as an associate with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia. McAdams teaches primarily in the areas of criminal law and procedure.

EDUCATION

The University of Virginia School of Law
JD, 1985

  • Order of the Coif
  • Notes editor, Virginia Law Review, 1984-85

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA in economics awarded with honors, 1982

  • Phi Beta Kappa

EXPERIENCE

The University of Chicago Law School
Bernard D. Meltzer Professor of Law, 2007-present
Aaron Director Research Scholar, 2013-2015
Visiting Professor, fall 2005

The University of Illinois College of Law
Guy Raymond Jones Professor, 2003-2007
Professor, 1999-2003

The University of Virginia School of Law
Visiting Professor, September-October 2006
Visiting Assistant Professor, fall 1994

Illinois Program in Criminal Law & Procedure
Co-director, 2005-2007

Yale Law School
Visiting Professor, 2003-2004

Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences
Visiting Fellow, Social and Political Theory Group, June-August 1999

Boston University School of Law
Professor, 1997-1999
Visiting Associate Professor, spring 1997

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Assistant and Associate Professor, 1990-1997

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Philadelphia, PA
Associate, Commercial and antitrust litigation and counseling, 1986-1990

Honorable Harrison L. Winter, Chief Judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Richmond, VA
Judicial Clerk, 1985-1986

Books (Author)

  • The Expressive Powers of Law: Theories and Limits (paperback ed.) (Harvard University Press, 2017).
  • The Expressive Powers of Law: Theories and Limits (Harvard University Press, 2015).cu www

Books (Editor)

  • Fatal Fictions: Crime and Investigation in Law and Literature. (Oxford University Press, 2016) (edited with Alison LaCroix & Martha Nussbaum ).
  • Fairness in Law and Economics. (Edward Elgar, 2013) (edited with Lee Anne Fennell).cu www

Journal Articles

  • "The Need for a General Theory of Discrimination: A Comment on Katharine T. Bartlett & Mitu Gulati, Discrimination by Customers," 102 Iowa Law Review Online 335 (2017).
  • "The Distributive Deficit in Law and Economics," 100 Minnesota Law Review 1051 (2016) (with Lee Anne Fennell).ssrn cu
  • Response, "Reply to Commentators", 42 Law and Social Inquiry 76 (2017).
  • "Close Enough for Government Work? Heien's Less-than-Reasonable Mistake of the Rule of Law," 2015 Supreme Court Review 147 (2016).
  • "Punitive Police? Agency Costs, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Procedure," 45 Journal of Legal Studies 105 (2016) (with Dhammika Dharmapala & Nuno Garoupa ).cu www
  • "Riley’s Less Obvious Tradeoffs: Forgoing Scope-Limited Searches," 48 Texas Tech Law Review 97 (2015).
  • "Book Review (reviewing Miranda Wilson, Poison's Dark Works in Renaissance England (Lewisburg, Pa: Bucknell Univ. Press, 2014))," 113 Modern Philology E23 (2015).cu www
  • "The Law of Police," 82 University of Chicago Law Review 135 (2015) (with Dhammika Dharmapala & Nuno Garoupa).ssrn cu
  • "Present Bias and Criminal Law," 2011 University of Illinois Law Review 1607 (2011).
  • "Economic Costs of Inequality," 2010 University of Chicago Legal Forum 23 (2010).
  • "Private Enforcers of International Law and Norms," 165 Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 58 (2009).
  • "Litigating the Blue Wall of Silence: How to Challenge the Police Privilege to Delay Investigation," 2016 University of Chicago Legal Forum 213 (2016) (with Aziz Huq).
  • "Libertarian Paternalism, Path Dependence, and Temporary Law," 81 University of Chicago Law Review 291 (2014) (with Tom Ginsburg & Jonathan Masur ).ssrn cu
  • "Belief in a Just World, Blaming the Victim, and Hate Crime Statutes," 5 Review of Law and Economics 311 (2009) (with Dhammika Dharmapala & Nuno Garoupa).
  • "Beyond the Prisoners' Dilemma: Coordination, Game Theory, and Law," 82 Southern California Law Review 209 (2009).ssrn cu
  • "Richard Epstein and Discrimination Law," 44 Tulsa Law Review 839 (2009).
  • "Coordinating in the Shadow of the Law: Two Contextualized Tests of the Focal Point Theory of Legal Compliance," 42 Law and Society Review 865 (2008) (with Janice Nadler).ssrn cu
  • "Hate Crime: A Behavioral Economic Analysis," 90 Kritische Vierteljahresschrift für Gesetzgebung und Rechtswissenschaft 118 (2007) (with Dhammika Dharmapala & Nuno Garoupa).
  • "Reforming Entrapment Doctrine in United States v. Hollingsworth," 74 University of Chicago Law Review 1795 (2007).ssrn cu
  • Comment, "Guilt and Crime: Commentary on Ana Zablah, In America as in Omelas," 2 Carceral Notebooks 153 (2006).
  • "Book Review (reviewing Cass R. Sunstein, Why Societies Need Dissent (2003))," 43 Journal of Economic Literature 173 (2005).
  • "Conformity to Inegalitarian Conventions and Norms: The Contribution of Coordination and Esteem," 88 Monist 238 (2005).ssrn cu
  • "Roundtable Discussion: Must We Choose Between Rationality and Irrationality?," 80 Chicago-Kent Law Review 1257 (2005).
  • "The Political Economy of Entrapment," 96 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 107 (2005).ssrn cu
  • "The Expressive Power of Adjudication," 2005 University of Illinois Law Review 1043 (2005).
  • "Words That Kill - An Economic Model of the Influence of Speech on Behavior (with Particular Reference to Hate Speech)," 34 Journal of Legal Studies 93 (2005) (with Dhammika Dharmapala).ssrn cu
  • "Testing the Focal Point Theory of Legal Compliance: The Effect of Third-Party Expression in an Experimental Hawk/Dove Game," 2 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 87 (2005) (with Janice Nadler).ssrn cu
  • "Cultural Contingency and Economic Function: Bridge-Building from the Law & Economics Side," 38 Law and Society Review 221 (2004).
  • "The Condorcet Jury Theorem and the Expressive Function of Law: A Theory of Informative Law," 5 American Law and Economics Review 1 (2003) (with Dhammika Dharmapala).ssrn cu
  • "Tribute to Gary T. Schwartz," 2002 University of Illinois Law Review 789 (2002) (with Thomas S. Ulen).
  • "Introduction to Symposium: Empirical and Experimental Methods in Law," 2002 University of Illinois Law Review 791 (2002) (with Thomas S. Ulen).ssrn cu
  • "Signaling Discount Rates: Law, Norms, and Economic Methodology (reviewing Eric A. Posner, Law and Social Norms (2000))," 110 Yale Law Journal 625 (2001).ssrn cu
  • "An Attitudinal Theory of Expressive Law," 79 Oregon Law Review 339 (2000).ssrn cu
  • "Focal Point Theory of Expressive Law," 86 Virginia Law Review 1649 (2000).ssrn cu
  • "Symposium on Race and Criminal Law: Introduction," 73 Chicago-Kent Law Review 467 (1998).
  • "Modeling Morality: What Are the Limits to Self-Directed Preference Change?," 78 Boston University Law Review 947 (1998).
  • "Race and Selective Prosecution: Discovering the Pitfalls of Armstrong," 73 Chicago-Kent Law Review 605 (1998).ssrn cu
  • "Comment: Accounting for Norms," 1997 Wisconsin Law Review 625 (1997).
  • "The Surprisingly Complex Case Against Theft," 17 International Review of Law and Economics 367 (1997) (with R. Hasen).ssrn cu
  • "The Origin, Development, and Regulation of Norms," 96 Michigan Law Review 338 (1997).
  • "Group Norms, Gossip, and Blackmail," 144 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 2237 (1996).
  • "Cooperation and Conflict: The Economics of Group Status Production and Race Discrimination," 108 Harvard Law Review 1003 (1995).
  • "Epstein on His Own Grounds," 31 San Diego Law Review 241 (1994).
  • "Relative Preferences," 102 Yale Law Journal 1 (1992).
  • "A View from the Box: The Law Professor as Juror," 68 Chicago-Kent Law Review 393 (1992).
  • "Tying Privacy in Knotts: Beeper Monitoring and Collective Fourth Amendment Rights," 71 Virginia Law Review 297 (1985).
  • "Adjudicating in Anarchy: An Expressive Theory of International Dispute Resolution," 45 William and Mary Law Review 1229 (2004) (with Tom Ginsburg).

Book Sections

  • "Introduction," in Fairness in Law and Economics, Lee Anne Fennell & Richard H. McAdams eds. (Edward Elgar, 2013) (with Lee Anne Fennell).ssrn cu
  • "Cold-Blooded and High Minded Murder: The 'Case' of Othello," in Fatal Fictions: Crime and Investigation in Law and Literature, Alison LaCroix, Richard H. McAdams & Martha Nussbaum eds. (Oxford University Press, 2016) (with Richard Strier).
  • "Conventions and Norms: Philosophical Aspects," in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Elsevier, 2015).
  • "Do Exclusionary Rules Convict the Innocent?," in Research Handbook on Economic Models of Law, Matthew Baker & Thomas Miceli eds. (Edward Elgar, 2014) (with Dhammika Dharmapala & Nuno Garoupa).
  • "Empathy and Masculinity in Harper Lee's <i>To Kill A Mockingbird</i>," in American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature, Martha Nussbaum & Saul Levmore eds. (Oxford University Press, 2014).
  • "Vengeance, Complicity, and Criminal Law in Othello," in Shakespeare and the Law: A Conversation Among Disciplines and Professions, Bradin Cormack, Martha Nussbaum & Richard Strier eds. (University of Chicago Press, 2013).
  • "For General Deterrence (Comment on Chapter 5, Paul H. Robinson, 'The Difficulties of Deterrence as a Distributive Principle')," in Criminal Law Conversations, Kimberly Kessler Ferzan, Stephen Garvey & Paul H. Robinson eds. (Oxford University Press, 2009) (with Jonathan Masur & Thomas J. Miles).
  • "The Focal Point Theory Of Expressive Law," in Encyclopedia Of Law And Economics., Francesco Parisi ed. 2012).
  • "Bill Stuntz and the Principal-Agent Problem in Criminal Law," in The Political Heart of Criminal Procedure: Essays on Themes of William J. Stuntz, Michael Klarman, David Skeel & Carol Steiker eds. (Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • "The Expressive Power of Adjudication in an Evolutionary Context," in Law, Economics, and Evolutionary Theory, Peer Zumbansen & Gralf-Peter Calliess eds. (Edward Elgar, 2011).
  • "Resentment, Excuse, and Norms," in The Hart-Fuller Debate in the Twenty-First Century, Peter Cane ed. (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2010).
  • "Jury Nullification Checks Prosecutorial Power," in Criminal Law Conversations, Paul H. Robinson, Kimberly Kessler Ferzan & Stephen Garvey eds. (Oxford University Press, 2009).
  • "Behavioral Criminal Law and Economics," in Criminal Law and Economics, Nuno Garoupa ed. (Edward Elgar, 2009) (with Thomas S. Ulen).
  • "The Political Economy of Criminal Law and Procedure: The Pessimists' View," in Criminal Law Conversations, Kimberly Kessler Ferzan, Stephen Garvey & Paul H. Robinson eds. (Oxford University Press, 2009).
  • "Social Control and Crime.," in New Oxford Companion to Law, Peter Cane & Joanne Conaghan eds. (Oxford University Press, 2008).
  • "Constructing Focal Points through Legal Expression: An Experimental Test," in Experimental Studies in Criminology and Law: A Research Revolution, Christine Horne & Michael J. Lovaglia eds. (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007) (with Janice Nadler).
  • "Norms and the Law," in The Handbook of Law and Economics, A. Mitchell Polinsky & Steven M. Shavell eds. (Elsevier Science, 2007) (with Eric B. Rasmusen).
  • "Conventions and Norms: Philosophical Aspects," in 4 International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences., Neil J. Smelser & Paul B. Baltes eds. 2001).
  • "Experimental Law and Economics," in 1 Encyclopedia of Law and Economics., Boudewijn Bouckaert & Gerrit De Geest eds. 2000).

Other Publications

  • "Past Perfect (reviewing Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman (Harper Collins, 2015))," The New Rambler, August 24, 2015.
  • "Book Review (reviewing Brandon L. Garrett, <i>Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations</i> (2014))," The New Rambler, June 24, 2015.
  • "What Did Atticus Finch Think of the Civil Rights Movement?," Huffington Post, February 10, 2015.

LSA meeting, New Orleans, Author-Meets-Reader Panel on Richard H. McAdams, The Expressive Powers of Law: Theories and Limits (Harvard Press 2015) (June 2016)

World Bank Symposium, The Role of Law in Governance, DC, “A Focal Point Theory of Law” (Apr 2016)

MPSA mtg, Chicago, panel on Rational and Super-Rational Motives: Meaning, Commitment, and Incentives, “A Focal Point Theory of Law” (April 2016)

Conference on Money in Law & Literature, U. Chicago, Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, Economics, and Luck (Feb 2016)

AALS mtg section on Violence Against Women, panel on Anticipatory Self-Defense, NYC, Kidnapping, Imminence, and Self-Defense (Jan 2016)

Legal Forum Conference on Policing the Police, U. Chicago, Litigating the Blue Wall of Silence (Nov 2015)

Law & Econ. Workshop, BU, The Distributive Deficit in Law & Economics (Nov 2015)

Ohio Judicial Conference, Columbus, Vengeance, Complicity, and Criminal Law in Othello (Sept 2015)

ALEA meeting, Columbia U., The Distributive Deficit in Law & Economics (May 2015)

Conference on The Fourth Amendment in the 21st Century, Texas Tech., Riley’s Less Obvious Tradeoffs (Apr 2015)

Franke Institute for the Humanities, U. Chicago, Cold-Blooded and High-Minded Murder: The “Case” of Othello (Feb 2015)

Faculty Workshop, UC-Irvine, The Distributive Deficit in Law & Economics (Nov 2014)

Midwest Law & Econ. Ass’n meeting, IU – Indianapolis, The Distributive Deficit in Law and Economics (Oct 2014)

Faculty Workshop, Cornell U., Welfarist Distributive Goals & Political Action Costs (Sept 2014)

Conference on the Law and Social Order, Emory, The Expressive Powers of Law (Sept 2014)

Symposium on Criminal Procedure in the Spotlight: Theoretical, Constitutional, and Administrative Developments, The Law of Police (May 2014)

"The Expressive Powers of Law," Coase Lecture at University of Chicago Law School, April 2014; Law & Politics Colloquium at Washington University-St. Louis, April 2011; Joint Faculty workshop for UNC & Duke University Law School, March 2009; Faculty Workshop at Washington University-St. Louis School of Law, March 2009; Law & Economics Lecture at ETH Zurich and University of St. Gallen, April 2008

"Libertarian Paternalism, Multiple Equilibria, and Temporary Law," Midwest Law & Economics Associationn Meeting, October 2013; Faculty Workshop at Iowa University Law School, October 2013 (written with T. Ginsburg & J. Masur)

"Expressive Theories of Criminal Law," Hoffinger Criminal Justice Colloquium at NYU, April 2013

"Empathy and Manhood in To Kill a Mockingbird," Law & Literature Seminar at Georgetown University, February 2013; Faculty Workshop at Tulane University, March 2012; Conference on Manhood in American Law & Literature at University of Chicago, February 2012

"Multiple Equilibria and Temporary Law," Southern Economics Association annual meeting, November 2012

"The Focal Point Theory of Legal Compliance," Faculty Workshop at Arizona State University, February 2012

"Custom and the Focal Point Theory," Faculty Workshop at Duke Law School, January 2012

"Vengeance, Complicity & Criminal Law in Othello," LSA meeting, June 2011; Faculty Workshop at Emory Law, April 2011; Faculty workshop at Brooklyn Law School, October 2009

"Punitive Police? Agency Costs, Law Enforcement & Criminal Procedure," ALEA meeting, May 2011; Criminal Justice Roundtable at Yale University, April 2011; Law & Economics Seminar at Stanford University, February 2011

"The Economics of Law’s Expression," Spanish Association of Law & Economics, June 2010 (keynote)

"Bill Stuntz and the Principal-Agent Problem in Criminal Law ," LSA Meeting, May 2010; Conference on Bill Stuntz at Harvard Law School, March 2010

"Criminal Responsibility in Shakespeare: Did Iago Murder Desdemona?," Conference on Shakespeare and the Law at University of Chicago Law School, May 2009

"The Legal Regulation of Discrimination," Conference on Richard A. Epstein at Tulsa Law School, March 2009

"Co-Evolution of Law & Custom," Conference on Evolution, Complexity, and Law at Santa Fe Institute, March 2009

"Exclusionary Rules Convict the Innocent," ALEA Meeting, May 2008 (with Dharmapala and Garoupa).

"'Vicious Circles' of Discrimination, the Just World Belief, and Hate Crime Statutes," Law & Economics Workshop at ETH Zurich and University of St. Gallen, April 2008

"Beyond the Prisoners' Dilemma: Coordination, Equity & Law," Law & Economics Workshop at Boston University, November 2007; Conference on Behavioral Approaches to Legal Compliance at Bar-Ilan and Hebrew Universities, May 2007 

"Inegalitarian and Illiberal Conventions and Norms," Conference on Law, Moral, and Social Norms at National University of Colombia, October 2007

"An Expressive Theory of Adjudication," Conference on The Institutionalization of International Norms at Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University, October 2006 

"The Just World Bias and Hate Crime Statutes," Law & Economics Workshop at University of Virginia, October 2006 

"Economics of Racial Profiling," Center for the Study of Race & Law at University of Virginia, October 2006 

"The Just World Bias and Hate Crime Statutes," Technische Universität Conference on Uncertainty, Risk and Regulation: The Behavioral Law and Economics Perspective, June 2006

"Economic Costs of Inequality," Georgetown University Conference on Economic & Social Inequality, March 2006)

"The Just World Bias and Hate Crime Statutes," Crime & Punishment workshop at University of Chicago, December 2005; ALEA Meeting, May 2005 (with N. Garoupa & D. Dharmapala)

"The Political Economy of Entrapment," Faculty workshop at University of Chicago, November 2005; Comparative Law & Economics Forum, September 2005

"The Expressive Power of Adjudication," International Society for New Institutional Economics Annual Meeting, September 2005; Faculty workshop at Boston University, March 2005; Faculty workshop at UCLA, February 2005; Faculty workshop at Case Western University, February 2005; Law & Economics workshop at Toronto, November 2004

"The Uneasy Case for Regulating Undercover Operations: Institutional and Economic Perspectives on the Entrapment Defense," Legal Theory workshop at Stanford University, April 2005; Faculty workshop at Loyola University-Los Angeles, April 2005; Yale Legal Theory Workshop, May 2002; Faculty Workshop at University of Texas, April 2002

"Evolution and the Brain," Roundtable Discussion at Chicago-Kent, November 2004 

"Game Theory Accounts of Inequality & Contingency," LSA Meeting, May 2004

"Testing the Focal Point Theory of Legal Compliance: Expressive Influence in an Experimental Hawk/Dove Game," LSA Meeting, May 2004; ALEA Meeting, May 2004 (with J. Nadler)

"Expressive Adjudication," Faculty Workshop at Yale University, April 2004; Faculty Workshop at Seton Hall, April 2004

"A Third Model of Legal Compliance: Testing for Expressive Effects in a Hawk/Dove Game," Center for Law, Economics & Organization at USC, March 2004; Faculty Workshop at University of Virginia, February 2004; Faculty Workshop at University of Connecticut, November 2003 (written with J. Nadler)

"Adjudicating in Anarchy: An Expressive Theory of International Dispute Resolution," ALEA Meeting, September 2003 (with T. Ginsburg).

"Coordination at the Core: An Expressive Theory of International Adjudication," Faculty/Graduate Student Workshop at University of Illinois, April 2003 (with T. Ginsburg).

"Conventions, Norms, & the Expressive Effect of Law," Law & Social Norms conference at Fordham University, April 2003 

Faculty Workshop, Florida State (Feb 2003), Expressive Law: Testing the Effects of Third-Party Recommendations on Behavior in Coordination Games; Faculty Workshop Northwestern University, November 2002(written with J. Nadler).

"Coordination at the Core: An Expressive Theory of International Adjudication," Faculty Workshop at Northwestern University, November 2002Midwest Law & Econonomics Association Meeting, October 2002 (with T. Ginsburg)

"Words that Kill: An Economic Perspective on Hate Speech and Hate Crimes," Law & Economics Seminar at Harvard University, October 2002; ALEA Meeting, May 2002 (with D. Dharmapala)

"Game Theory and Gap Studies," LSA Meeting, May 2002; Midwest Law & Economics Association Meeting, October 2001; Canadian Law & Economics Association Meeting, September 2001  

"The Legal Regulation of Conventions and Norms," Interdisciplinary workshop on The Origin and Effects of Social Norms at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, April 2002  

"Entrapment: A Political and Economic Analysis," Faculty Workshop at Vanderbilt University, February 2002; University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, October 2001

"An Economic Theory of the Entrapment Defense," Faculty Workshop at Cornell University, October 2001 

"A Focal Point Theory of Expressive Law," ALEA Meeting, May 2001 

"Symbolic Conflict and the Informational Theory of Expressive Law," Conference on New and Critical Approaches to Law & Economics at University of Oregon, March 2000

"What is Expressive Law?," Olin Conference on The Legal Construction of Norms at University of Virginia, February 2000

"The Regulation of Norms: Implications of an Esteem Theory," Conference on Fame, Shame, & Institutional Design at Research School of Social Science of Australian National University, August 1999 

"An Economic Analysis of Entrapment," Economics workshop at Australian National University, June 1999: ALEA Meeting, May 1999; Faculty Workshop at Rutgers-Camden University, February 1999; Law and Economics Seminar at Harvard University, December 1998

"Incapacitation and Entrapment," Faculty workshop at Northwestern University, October 1998; Conference on Economics of Law Enforcement at Harvard University, October 1998

"Esteem Norms and Law," Conference on Norms & Incentives at Australian National University, July 1998 

"Regulating Norms with Law," LSA Meeting, June 1998 

"Law, Economics, & the Origin of Norms," Faculty workshop at University of Illinois, November 1996 

"Impulsiveness and the Legal Regulation of Advertising," LSA Meeting, July 1996

"Theft Can Be Efficient, But Theft Rules Are Efficient," ALEA Meeting, May 1996

"Blackmail, Gossip, & Group Norms," Pennsylvania Law Review Symposium on Law, Economics & Norms, February 1996; Faculty Workshop at University of Florida, November 1995; Faculty workshop at Northwestern University, October 1995

"Cooperation and Conflict: The Economics of Group Status Production and Race Discrimination," ALEA Meeting, May 1995; Law, Economics & Organization workshop at Yale University, April 1995; Faculty workshop at University of Virginia, October 1994; Faculty workshop at Indiana University, February 1994

"Race Discrimination as Status Competition," American Bar Foundation workshop, July 1993

"Relative Preferences and Race Discrimination," LSA Meeting, May 1993

"Legal Regulation of the Market for Status: The Case of Race Discrimination," Society for Advancement of Socio-Economics Meeting, March 1992 

“Welfarist Distribution and Political Action Costs” (with L. Fennell)

“Are Police Different?” with D. Dharmapala & N. Garoupa

Punitive Police? Agency Costs, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Procedure (with D. Dharmapala & N. Garoupa)

“Cold-Blooded and High-Minded Murder: The Case of Othello” (with R. Strier)

The Power of Focal Points is Pervasive: Experimental Studies of Game Labels in Disparate Settings (with J. Nadler)

MEMBERSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

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

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 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)

SERVICE

  • 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 WORK

  • 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

EVENTS

  • 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)