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October 15 Thursday

Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance with Prof. Daniel M. Klerman of USC Gould School of Law and Miguel de Figueiredo '13 of the University of Connecticut School of Law

  • Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 4:10PM - 5:40PM
  • SLB Room 121
  • Open To The Yale Community
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Daniel Klerman holds the Edward G. Lewis Chair in Law and History at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and is the Director of the Center of Law & Social Science (CLASS).  He  teaches Civil Procedure, Property, Concepts in American Law, and English Legal History.

In 2014, he received the Student Bar Association (SBA) Faculty Appreciation (“Outstanding Professor”) Award.

Klerman’s scholarship concentrates on Civil Procedure, English Legal History, and Law and Economics. His publications include “Forum Selling” (Southern California Law Review, 2016) (with Greg Reilly), “Inferences from Litigated Cases,” (Journal of Legal Studies, 2014) (with Yoon-Ho Alex Lee) and “Jurisdictional Competition and the Evolution of the Common Law" (University of Chicago Law Review, 2007).

In 2004, he was awarded the Sutherland Prize from the American Society for Legal History for best article on English legal history. In 2001, he received the David Yale Prize from the Selden Society for distinguished contribution to the history of the laws and legal institutions of England and Wales.

Klerman served on the Board of Directors of the American Law & Economics Association from 2009-2012 and was co-president of the Society for Empirical Legal Studies in 2008-09. He is on the editorial boards of Law & History Review and Journal of Legal Analysis. He is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and served as USC Law's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 2009-2011. 

Klerman received his BA from Yale University and his JD and PhD in History from the University of Chicago. He clerked for The Honorable Richard A. Posner, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and for The Honorable John Paul Stevens, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. In addition to USC Gould School of Law, he has taught at the University of Chicago Law School, Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, the California Institute of Technology, Sichuan University, Tel Aviv University Law School, and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.

Miguel de Figueiredo '13 is an Associate Professor of Law and the Terry J. Tondro Research Scholar at the University of Connecticut School of Law.  His research is broadly focused on accountability and compliance in challenging institutional and behavioral settings. His writing and teaching focuses on the areas of criminal law, law and development, corruption, voting behavior, election law, and judicial behavior. His current work (1) examines the effects of sentencing for drunk driving; (2) probes the effects of pretrial detention and expungement on recidivism and employment; (3) studies the effect of assigning youth to the juvenile versus adult justice system; (4) analyzes the impact of corruption and information on voting behavior; and (5) examines peer effects in judicial decisions. His research has been supported by the Arnold Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, UC Berkeley’s Survey Research Center, UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action, and Yale Law School’s Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund.

Professor de Figueiredo received a JD from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to arriving at UConn School of Law, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northwestern University School of Law.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law

Law, Economics & Organization Workshop