Thursday, February 9, 2023

Sarath Sanga ’14 to Join Yale Law School Faculty

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Dean Heather K. Gerken has announced the appointment of Sarath Sanga ’14 to the Yale Law School faculty. He will join the faculty as Professor of Law, effective July 1, 2023.

Sanga is currently Professor of Law at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and holds a secondary appointment as Associate Professor in the Strategy Department, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.

“Professor Sanga’s wide-ranging scholarship and passion for ideas mark him as a kindred scholarly spirit,” said Dean Gerken. “I am delighted that he will be part of Yale’s next pioneering generation in private law and that our students will have an opportunity to learn from him and with him.”

For the 20222023 academic year, Professor Sanga is the William Nelson Cromwell Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He has also held visiting professorships at Stanford Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, the UC Berkeley School of Law, and Columbia Law School.

Professor Sanga’s research focuses on corporate law and contract theory. An interdisciplinary scholar bridging theory and empirics, his work has appeared in leading journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Law & Economics, and Science. Professor Sanga also cofounded SCALES: an interdisciplinary collaboration that includes legal scholars, computer scientists, journalists, and policy experts. SCALES seeks to build an AI-powered data platform that enables the public to access, understand, and analyze federal court records.

Sanga holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.