Gillian Hadfield

Richard L. and Antoinette S. Kirtland Professor of Law and Professor of Economics

The rise of globalization, a web-based networked economy and the transition from socialism to market democracy for so many countries, has created a demand for innovation in law. My work—which combines legal and institutional analysis with economics—focuses on the problems of legal design: how can we create legal institutions and markets that do a better job of structuring and regulating the kind of economy and democracy we want? This work ranges from studies of the 9-11 Victim Compensation Fund to economic analysis of the role of judges in improving the law to the need to change the way we train and regulate lawyers. For students this means a focus on problem-based learning that teaches not just what the law 'is' but how to be a creative and innovative producer of law—to better serve clients, institutions and the public.

When Things Come Together

When Things Come Together

Working with the PCJP, Soros fellow Kristen Bell will facilitate implementation of SB 260

Visionary Gift Establishes Judge Hollinger Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Visionary Gift Establishes Judge Hollinger Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

$5 million gift will educate next generation of lawyers

Andrew Guzman Named New Dean of USC Gould

Andrew Guzman Named New Dean of USC Gould

Guzman is professor and associate dean of Berkeley Law

Mentor Lunch

Mentor Lunch

Feb 25, 2015 at 11:45 AM

Partly Cloudy

66º F

Partly Cloudy

John Peterson

John Peterson '95
Attorney, Riley Warnock & Jacobson
USC contacts opened the door for every opportunity that I have had in my legal career.