Affiliated Faculty of the Private Law Center


Many of the Law School’s faculty members are devoted to scholarship and teaching in the private law arena.

Anne L. Alstott

Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation
(on leave, fall 2015)

Anne Alstott is the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation at Yale Law School. An expert in taxation and social policy, she was named a professor at Yale Law School in 1997 and originally named the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation in 2004. She served as deputy dean in 2002 and 2004 and has won the Yale Law Women teaching award three times.

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Ian Ayres

William K. Townsend Professor of Law
(on leave, fall 2015)

Ian Ayres is a lawyer and an economist. He is the William K. Townsend Professor at Yale Law School, the Anne Urowsky Professorial Fellow in Law, and a Professor at Yale's School of Management.

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Jack M. Balkin

Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment

Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School and the founder and director of Yale's Information Society Project, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and new information technologies, as well as the director of the Knight Law and Media Program and the Abrams Institute for Free Expression at Yale. Professor Balkin received his Ph.D in philosophy from Cambridge University, and his A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard University.

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Lea Brilmayer

Howard M. Holtzmann Professor of International Law

Lea Brilmayer is the Howard M. Holtzmann Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. In addition to teaching Contracts to first-year students, she also teaches Conflict of Laws and International Courts and Tribunals, as well as seminars on the laws of war and on African current affairs.

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Richard Brooks

Professor (Adjunct) of Law
(fall term)

Richard Brooks is a Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School. He previously taught law at both Cornell University and Northwestern University.

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Guido Calabresi

Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law

Judge Calabresi was appointed United States Circuit Judge in July 1994, and entered into duty on September 16, 1994. Prior to his appointment, he was Dean and Sterling Professor at Yale Law School, where he began teaching in 1959, and is now Sterling Professor Emeritus and Professorial Lecturer in Law.

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Stephen L. Carter

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law

Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale, where he has taught since 1982. Among this courses are law and religion, the ethics or war, contracts, evidence, and professional responsibility.

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Amy Chua

Amy Chua is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Professor Chua received both her A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard University. While at Harvard Law School, Professor Chua was Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

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David Singh Grewal

Associate Professor of Law

David Singh Grewal is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His teaching and research interests include legal and political theory; global economic governance, particularly international trade law; intellectual property law and biotechnology; and law and economics.

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Amy Kapczynski

Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Global Health Justice Partnership

Amy Kapczynski is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School and faculty director of the Global Health Justice Partnership. She joined the Yale Law faculty in January 2012.

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Alvin K. Klevorick

Deputy Dean and John Thomas Smith Professor of Law and Professor of Economics

Alvin Klevorick is Deputy Dean and the John Thomas Smith Professor of Law and Professor of Economics at Yale Law School. His subject areas are antitrust and economic regulation, law and economics, torts, market organization, and economic theory.

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Anthony T. Kronman

Sterling Professor of Law

Anthony Kronman is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School. A former Dean of Yale Law School, Professor Kronman teaches in the areas of contracts, bankruptcy, jurisprudence, social theory, and professional responsibility.

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Douglas Kysar

Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law

Douglas Kysar is the Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His teaching and research areas include torts, environmental law, and risk regulation.

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Yair Listokin

Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law
(on leave, spring 2016)

Yair Listokin is the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His scholarship examines problems in tax law, corporate law, contract law, and bankruptcy law from both empirical and theoretical perspectives.

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Daniel Markovits

Guido Calabresi Professor of Law

Daniel Markovits is Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He works in the philosophical foundations of private law, moral and political philosophy, and behavioral economics.

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John D. Morley

Associate Professor of Law

John D. Morley '06 is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His teaching and research interests focus on organizational law and investment management. He was an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law and the director of the school's Law & Business Program, which integrates business and legal analysis in the law school classroom.

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Nicholas R. Parrillo

Professor of Law

Nicholas R. Parrillo is a Professor of Law at Yale, with a secondary appointment as Professor of History. He teaches administrative law, legislation, remedies, and American legal history, as well as seminars on public management and privatization.

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Claire Priest

Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law

Claire Priest is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She previously taught law at Northwestern University.

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George L. Priest

Edward J. Phelps Professor of Law and Economics and Kauffman Distinguished Research Scholar in Law, Economics, and Entrepreneurship

George L. Priest is the Edward J. Phelps Professor of Law and Economics and Kauffman Distinguished Research Scholar in Law, Economics, and Entrepreneurship at Yale Law School. An internationally recognized expert, Professor Priest has focused his research over the past two decades on antitrust, the operation of private and public insurance, and the role of the legal system in promoting economic growth.

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W. Michael Reisman

Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law

W. MICHAEL REISMAN is Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law at the Yale Law School where he has been on the Faculty since 1965. He has been a visiting professor in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Berlin, Basel, Paris and Geneva.

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Roberta Romano

Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
(on leave, fall 2015)

Roberta Romano is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School and director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Her research has focused on state competition for corporate charters, the political economy of takeover regulation, shareholder litigation, institutional investor activism in corporate governance, and the regulation of securities markets and financial instruments and institutions.

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Alan Schwartz

Sterling Professor of Law
(on leave, fall 2015)

Alan Schwartz is a Sterling Professor at Yale University. His appointments are in the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management.

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John G. Simon

Augustus E. Lines Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law

John Simon is Augustus Lines Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer at Yale Law School, where he has taught since 1962, including service as Deputy Dean (1985-1990) and Acting Dean (1991). Professor Simon served from 1953 to 1958 in both military and civilian capacities as an assistant to the General Counsel, Office of the Secretary of the Army, and practiced law in New York.

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Alec Stone Sweet

Leitner Professor of International Law, Politics and International Studies
(fall term)

Alec Stone Sweet works in the fields of comparative and international politics, comparative and international law, and European integration.

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Tom R. Tyler

Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology

Tom R. Tyler is the Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School. He is also a professor (by courtesy) at the Yale School of Management.

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John Fabian Witt

Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law
(on leave, spring 2016)

John Fabian Witt is Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His most recent book Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History was awarded the 2013 Bancroft Prize, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, was selected for the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award, and was a New York Times Notable Book for 2012.

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