Jeremy Pilaar

Lecturer in Law, Research Scholar in Law, and San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project Fellow


Jeremy Pilaar is a Lecturer in Law, Research Scholar in Law, and San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) Fellow at Yale Law School. Pilaar’s academic research lies at the intersection of law and political economy, with a focus on employment rights, tax policy, and public education finance. 

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Jeremy Pilaar

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School, 2018
M.Phil., University of Oxford, 2015
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2012

Courses Taught


  • Local Government in Action
  • Advanced San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project

Jeremy Pilaar is a Lecturer in Law, Research Scholar in Law, and San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) Fellow at Yale Law School. As the SFALP Fellow, he oversees the nation’s most innovative local government law clinic. SFALP partners students with lawyers in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office to conceive, develop, and litigate ambitious public interest lawsuits. For more than a decade, SFALP has helped San Francisco combat civil rights violations, protect the environment, and recover millions of dollars for workers and consumers harmed by corporations.

Pilaar’s academic research lies at the intersection of law and political economy, with a focus on employment rights, tax policy, and public education finance. He is particularly interested in how the rise of nonstandard work challenges American fiscal and welfare structures. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Harvard Law and Policy Review, the Yale Law and Policy Review, the Journal of Law and Policy, the Michigan Law Review Online, and the International Journal of Public Administration.

Pilaar earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was managing editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review, co-president of the Yale Law Democrats, vice president of the American Constitution Society (ACS), and a research assistant to Professor Daniel Markovits. He was also part of the SFALP team that won a nationwide injunction barring the Trump administration from unlawfully defunding sanctuary cities. In addition to his J.D., Pilaar holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.Phil. (distinction) in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

The Law and Politics of Public Higher Education Finance: A Comparative Analysis of California and Virginia (in progress)

Making the Most of a Business Value Tax: What States Can Learn from New Hampshire and Michigan (in progress)

Race to the Bottom: Why U.S. States Reduced Higher Education Funding in the Past Three Decades (under review)

Assessing the Gig Economy in Comparative Perspective: How Platform Work Challenges the French and American Legal Orders, 27 J. L. & POL’Y __ (forthcoming, 2019)

Reforming Unemployment Insurance in the Age of Non-Standard Work, 13 HARV. L. & POL’Y REV. 327 (2018)

Starving the Statehouse: The Hidden Tax Policies Behind States’ Long-Run Fiscal Crises, 37 YALE L. & POL’Y REV. 345 (2018)

The Making of the Supreme Court Bar: How Business Created a Solicitor General for the Private Sector, 117 MICH. L. REV. ONLINE 75 (2018)

Conflicting Accountabilities in the 2012 Health Care Reforms in England, 38 INT. J. PUB. ADMIN. 461 (2015) (with Paola Mattei and Tom Christensen)

 

REPORTS, WORKING PAPERS, AND EDITORIAL INTRODUCTIONS

Transitioning Connecticut to a Value-Added Tax: Two Proposals That Could Help Stem the State’s Long-Run Fiscal Crisis (working paper prepared for Connecticut Voices for Children, May 2018) [available upon request]

Testimony Regarding the Final Report of the Connecticut Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth (with Sam Whipple on behalf of Connecticut Voices for Children, before the Appropriations, Commerce, Finance, Revenue and Bonding, and Planning and Development Committees, March 23, 2018).

Business Value Taxes in the United States: What Lessons Do New Hampshire and Michigan Hold for Connecticut? (policy brief prepared for Connecticut Voices for Children, March 2018) [available upon request]

Reforming Connecticut’s Broken Tax System: Should the State Adopt a Value-Added Tax? (policy brief prepared for Connecticut Voices for Children, January 2018) [available upon request]

Humanitarian Intervention: Contemporary Normative and Legal Debates, 11 ST. ANTONY’S INT. REV. 2 (2015) (editorial introduction) (with Fay Clarke, Sarah Miller, Larry Au, and Suliman Al-Atiqi)

The Resurgence of Identity Politics: New Phenomena or Echoes of History? 10 ST. ANTONY’S INT. REV. 2 (2015) (editorial introduction) (with Katharine Brooks & Molly McParland)

Green Growth: From Religion to Reality (Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, June 2011) (with John Zysman, Mark Huberty, Huan Gao, Juliana Mandell, et al.)