February 18 Tuesday

The Regulatory Compact - Josh Macey - Seminar in Private Law and Inequality

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 12:10PM - 1:00PM
  • SLB Room 129
  • Open To The Yale Community
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Professor Josh Macey (Cornell Law) will lead a session titled The Regulatory Compact. This is an open to the public session of the 2020 Seminar in Private Law and Inequality, organised by Professor Daniel Markovits and the YLS Center for Private Law. Lunch will be served. All are welcome, but to attend and receive the paper RSVP to private.law@yale.edu

Joshua Macey specializes in administrative law, environmental law, energy law, corporate law, bankruptcy, and the regulation of financial institutions. He is particularly interested in how these subjects intersect and implicate broader themes in administrative governance.

His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Law School’s Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, and has appeared or is forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review, the Stanford Law Review Online, the Pennsylvania Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, and the Michigan Law Review.

Macey graduated from Yale College, the London School of Economics, and Yale Law School. He has worked at Morgan Stanley and clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III on the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

The 2020 Seminar in Private Law will devote itself to examining questions about the relationship between private law and inequality. We hope to explore how the private law's foundational promise of formal equality fares against the structural inequalities present in our society; how the existing institutions of property, tort and contract contribute to rising inequality; and how private law institutions might be used to remedy inequality. Our ambition is to study the subject from both theoretical and empirical perspectives and to engage champions, as well as critics, of private law. The Seminar will bring together lawyers with scholars from economics, history, anthropology, and philosophy. Other sessions within the seminar are the following:

28 January Arthur Ripstein (Toronto Law)
A Wrong Personal to You
11 February   John Witt (Yale Law)
Tort as Private Administration
18 February Josh Macey (Cornell Law)
The Regulatory Compact
3 March Liz Sepper (Texas Law)
Converting Corporate Social Responsibility
17 March Gerald Torres (Cornell Law)
24 March Khiara Bridges (Berkeley Law)
Family Law of the Poor
31 March Daniel Sharfstein (Vanderbilt Law)
Second Skins: Arbitration in New York’s Fur Business and the Americanization of an Immigrant Industry, 1912-1938
7 April Daria Rothmayr (USC Gould Law)
Racism Pays
14 April Amy Dru Stanley (Chicago History)
Private Wrongs, Human Rights, and the Power of  Commerce:  A Problem of Sex