Monday, April 17, 2006

Yair Listokin Appointed Associate Professor at Yale Law School

Yair Listokin has been appointed Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School, commencing July 1, 2006.

His primary research and teaching interests are business organizations, bankruptcy, contracts, corporate finance, and empirical legal studies. His additional interests are in federal income taxation and secured transactions.

Professor Listokin received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2005, his A.B. (magna cum laude) in Economics from Harvard in 1998, and his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton in 2002.

At Yale Law School, Professor Listokin was twice named the John M. Olin Prize Winner for the best student paper in law and economics, and he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.

In 2005- 2006, he clerked for The Honorable Richard A. Posner at the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit.

Dean Harold Hongju Koh said, "Yair Listokin was deservedly the most hotly pursued entry-level professor on the law school market this year. He is a rising star in the fields of law and economics, corporate law, bankruptcy, and empirical research in legal scholarship. He demonstrates a wonderful eye for scholarly topics, superb training, and striking maturity for a young scholar. He will be a vibrant and engaging teacher for our students. We are thrilled to welcome him back to Yale Law School."

Professor Listokin's published works include, "Protecting Future Claimants in Mass Tort Bankruptcies," 98 Northwestern University Law Review 1435 (2004) (with Kenneth Ayotte); "Does More Crime Mean More Prisoners: An Instrumental Variables Approach," 46 Journal of Law and Economics 181 (2003); and "Efficient Time Bars: A New Rationale for the Existence of Statutes of Limitations in Criminal Law," 31 Journal of Legal Studies 99 (2002).