“We took a bunch of areas of law that people had thought of as separate silos. We showed that there are important relationships between them and that you can gain a vantage point to critically view one from looking at another; there’s an ecosystem. There are political scientists, sociologists, historians, computer scientists, and people who study the actual physical process of voting, ballot design, and voting machines. Campaign finance and political structure. Super PACs. It’s all part of our democracy.”
Articles in ‘Faculty Scholarship’
John J. Donohue III, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, has brought his economic expertise and empirical techniques to bear on a number of cutting-edge social issues. In stark contrast to many legal academics, whose work deals largely with the historical or theoretical, Donohue is renowned for [...]
Dan Reicher’s career is something of a “how to” for aspiring environmental lawyers. He has spent 25 years immersed in energy and environmental issues, exploring policy, finance, law, and technology. He has broad government and policy experience, including serving in the Clinton administration at the Department of Energy (DOE) as [...]
In the year 1800, slavery was normal. European countries used international law to authorize and justify the ownership of human beings. In the first decade of the nineteenth century, an estimated 609,000 slaves arrived in the New World. Within a relatively short time span, however, things began to change. In [...]
Barbara Babcock feels very close to Clara Foltz, though the two have never met. Foltz was famous in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century as a jury lawyer, public intellectual, leader of the women’s movement, inventor of the role of public defender, and legal reformer. But her story was [...]
Jeffrey Skilling led Enron from 1997 to 2001. During his tenure Enron grew into one of the most successful companies in the United States, primarily as an energy trading company. Many of its employees invested their life savings in Enron stock, and investors flocked to the company; Enron became the darling of the investment community and its officers joined the inner circle of industry elite.