Joshua C. Macey

Joshua C. Macey

Assistant Professor of Law

Josh Macey specializes in administrative law, environmental law, energy law, corporate law, bankruptcy, and the regulation of financial institutions. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Law School’s Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, and has appeared or is forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review, the Stanford Law Review Online, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Michigan Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, and the Yale Journal on Regulation.

Macey graduated from Yale College, the London School of Economics, and Yale Law School. He has worked at Morgan Stanley and clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III on the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


Yale Law School
JD, 2017

London School of Economics
MSc, 2013

Yale College
BA, 2012


The University of Chicago Law School
Assistant Professor of Law, 2020-present

Cornell Law School
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, 2019-2020
Post-Doctoral Associate, 2018-2019

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Law Clerk to Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson III, 2017-2018

Journal Articles

  • "Claim Durability and Bankruptcy’s Tort Problem," 38 Yale Journal on Regulation __ (2021) (forthcoming) (with Vincent Buccola).
  • "Long Live the Federal Power Act’s Bright Line," 134 Harvard Law Review __ (2021) (forthcoming) (with Matthew Christiansen). ssrn
  • "Zombie Energy Laws," 73 Vanderbilt Law Review 1077 (2020). ssrn www
  • "Rate Regulation Redux," 168 University of Pennsylvania Law Review __ (2020) (with Jackson Salovaara). ssrn
  • "Bankruptcy as Bailout: Coal Company Insolvency and the Erosion of Federal Law," 71 Stanford Law Review 879 (2019) (with Jackson Salovaara). ssrn
  • "What Corporate Veil?," 117 Michigan Law Review 1195 (2019). ssrn
  • Note, "Dodd-Frank is a Pigouvian Regulation", 126 Yale Law Journal 1336 (2018) (with Aaron Levine). ssrn
  • "The Costs of Administrative Aggregation," 70 Stanford Law Review Online __ (2018) (with Shannon Grammel). www
  • Note, "Playing Nicely: How Judges Can Improve Dodd-Frank and Foster Interagency Collaboration", 126 Yale Law Journal 806 (2017). ssrn

Working Papers

  • "MOPR Madness," (2020) (with Robert Ward). ssrn

Other Publications

  • "The Hertz Maneuver (And the Limits of Bankruptcy Law)," University of Chicago Law Review Online, October 7, 2020 (with Anthony J. Casey). ssrn www