Joshua C. Macey

Joshua C. Macey

Assistant Professor of Law

Josh Macey specializes in environmental law, energy law, bankruptcy, and the regulation of financial institutions. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg's Money Stuff, and has appeared or is forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Michigan Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the Yale Journal on Regulation. His article Zombie Energy Laws (73 Vand. L. Rev.) received the 2020 Morrison Award for most impactful environmental law article of the previous year.

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.

Education

Yale Law School

JD, 2017

  • The Yale Law Journal, Editor
  • Coker Fellow (Teaching Assistant, Constitutional Law), Professor Paul Kahn

London School of Economics

MSc in Political Theory, 2013

Yale College

BA in English Literature, 2012

Experience

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 1360 (2021) (with Matthew Christiansen). www
  • "Zombie Energy Laws," 73 Vanderbilt Law Review 1077 (2020). ssrn www
  • "Rate Regulation Redux," 168 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1181 (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

2021

  • Wharton Financial Regulation Workshop, “Too Small To Succeed”
  • Vanderbilt Financial Regulation Workshop, “Too Small To Succeed”
  • Morrison Prize Keynote Lecture, “Zombie Energy Laws”
  • ELPAR Award, “Zombie Energy Laws”

2020

  • Vanderbilt Business Law Workshop, “Claim Durability and Bankruptcy’s Tort Problem”
  • University of Texas Austin Electricity Conference, “Capacity Markets”
  • BYU New Deals Conference, “The Regulatory Compact”
  • AALS New Voices in Administrative Law and Legislation, “The Regulatory Compact”
  • Yale Seminar on Private Law, “The Regulatory Compact”

2019

  • Northern Plains Resource Council Annual Meeting, “Bankruptcy as Bailout: Coal Company Insolvency and the Erosion of Federal Law”
  • Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies, “Bankruptcy as Bailout: Coal Company Insolvency and the Erosion of Federal Law”
  • Emerging Energy Law Scholars Conference, “Rate Regulation Redux”
  • National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC), “The Lost History of the National Securities Clearing Corporation”
  • Richmond Junior Faculty Forum, “Rate Regulation Redux”
  • American Law and Economics Association Annual Conference (ALEA), Annual Meeting, “Rate Regulation Redux”
  • BYU New Deals Conference, “The Lost History of the National Securities Clearing Corporation”

2018

  • Young Bankruptcy Law Scholars Conference, “It’s Not Moral Hazard, It’s the Market: Natural Monopoly and the Misregulation of Financial Market Utilities”
  • Canadian Law and Economics Annual Conference (CLEA), “Bankruptcy as Bailout: Coal Company Insolvency and the Erosion of Federal Law”
  • Midwestern Law and Economics Association Annual Conference (MLEA), “It’s Not Moral Hazard, It’s the Market: Natural Monopoly and the Misregulation of Financial Market Utilities”

Awards and Honors

  • Winner of the 2020 Morrison Prize for most impactful environmental law article of the year: Zombie Energy Laws, 73 Vanderbilt Law Review (2020)
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2020 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review as one of the top four environmental law articles of the previous year: Zombie Energy Laws, 73 Vanderbilt Law Review (2020)
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2020 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review as one of the top twenty environmental law articles of the previous year: Bankruptcy as Bailout: Coal Company Insolvency and the Erosion of Federal Law, 71 Stanford Law Review 879 (2019) (with Jackson Salovaara)

Service

  • Member, Cornell Law School Clerkship Committee, 2019-2020
  • Member, PhD Committee for Daniel Large (Cornell Natural Resources Department)