Gillian Hadfield

Richard L. and Antoinette Schamoi Kirtland Professor of Law and Professor of EconomicsUSC Gould School of Law

Gillian Hadfield
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Gillian Hadfield is the Richard L. and Antoinette Kirtland professor of law and professor of economics at the University of Southern California. She studies the design of legal and dispute resolution systems in advanced and developing market economies; the markets for law, lawyers and dispute resolution; contract law and theory; and economic analysis of law; and regulation of legal markets and legal profession. She is the director of the Southern California Innovation Project and co-director of the Center in Law, Economics, and Organization. She teaches Contracts; Advanced Contracts: Strategic Analysis and Advice; and Legal Design.

Professor Hadfield joined the USC Law faculty in 2001. Her recent publications include "The Dynamic Quality of Law: Judicial Incentives, Legal Human Capital and the Adaptation of Law (Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 2011); "Equipping the Garage Guys in Law" (Maryland Law Review 2011); "Producing Law for Innovation" (Rules for Growth 2011); and "Higher Demand, Lower Supply? A Comparative Assessment of the Legal Resource for Landscape for Ordinary Americans" (Fordham Urban Law Journal 2010).

Professor Hadfield holds a B.A.H. from Queen’s University, a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. She served as clerk to Chief Judge Patricia Wald on the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit. Prior to joining the faculty at USC, she was on the law faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Toronto, and a member of the faculty of the Global Law School at New York University and the European School for New Institutional Economics. Professor Hadfield was the Sidley Austin Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School for the Winter Term of 2010 and the Justin W. D'Atri Visiting Professor of Law, Business and Society at Columbia Law School in the fall of 2008. She was a 2006-07 and 2010-11 fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution in 1993. She also has held Olin Fellowships at Columbia Law School, Cornell Law School and USC and is a member of the Comparative Law and Economics Forum. She is past president of the Canadian Law and Economics Association and a former director of the American Law and Economics Association. She is currently director of the American Law and Economics Association; a member of the board of the International Society for New Institutional Economics; and a member of the American Law Institute.

Works in Progress

  • Law for a Flat World:  Reinventing Legal Infrastructure for the New Economy (under contract with Oxford University Press).
  • “Contracting in Innovative Enterprises.” (with Iva Bozovic)
  • “Democracy, Courts and the Information Order.” (with Dan Ryan)
  • “Formality and Compliance in Commercial and International Relations.” (with Michael Tomz)

Books

  • 1999 The Second Wave of Law and Economics (with Megan Richardson). Federation Press.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • 2011 "What is Law?  A Coordination Model of the Characteristics of Legal Order" (with Barry Weingast).  Forthcoming, Harvard Journal of Legal Analysis - (bepress)
  • 2011 "Rational Reasonableness:  Toward a Positive Theory of Public Reason" (with Stephen Macedo).  Forthcoming, Law & Ethics in Human Rights - (bepress)
  • 2011 "Legal Infrastructure and the New Economy."  Forthcoming, I/S:  A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society - (bepress)
  • 2011 "Attorney-Client Confidentiality."  Forthcoming, in C. Sanchirico (ed.) Encyclopedia of Law and Economics (2nd Ed.), Vol. 10:  Procedural Law and Economics
  • 2010 “The Dynamic Quality of Law: Judicial Incentives, Legal Human Capital and the Adaptation of Law.” 79 Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 80-94. - (bepress)
  • 2011 "Equipping the Garage Guys in Law." 70 Maryland Law Review 484-498 - (Hein)
  • 2011 "Producing Law for Innovation." In R. Litan, et al. (eds.) Rules for Growth. - (bepress)
  • 2010 “Higher Demand, Lower Supply? A Comparative Assessment of the Legal Resource Landscape for Ordinary Americans.” 37 Fordham Urban Law Journal 129-156 - (SSRN)
  • 2008 “The Public and the Private in the Provision of Law for Global Transactions.” In Volkmar Gessner (ed.) Contractual Certainty in International Trade: Empirical Studies and Theoretical Debates on Institutional Support for Global Economic Exchanges, Oxford: Hart Publishing. - (SSRN)
  • 2009 "The Public and the Private in the Provision of Law for Global Transactions."  In Volkmar Gessner (ed.) Contractual Certainty in International Trade:  Empirical Studies and Theoretical Debates on Institutional Support for Global Economic Exchanges. Oxford: Hart Publishing.  pp. 239-256. - (bepress)
  • 2009 "The Role of International Law Firms and Multijural Human Capital in the Harmonization of Legal Regimes." In Albert Breton, Anne Des Ormeaux, Katharina Pistor, and Pierre Salmon, (eds.), Multijuralism:  Manifestations, Causes, and Consequences.  Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. - (bepress)
  • 2009 “Toward a 21st-Century Health Care System: Recommendations for Health Care Reform” (with Kenneth Arrow, Alan Auerbach, et al.) Annals of Internal Medicine Vol. 150, Issue 7, pp 493-495.
  • 2009 “The Strategy of Methodology: The Virtues of Reductionism for Comparative Law” 59 University of Toronto Law Journal pp. 223-235. (Focus Feature: responding to comments on “Levers of Legal Design” by Pierre Legrand, Ralf Michaels and John Reitz.) - (SSRN)
  • 2008 “The Role of International Law Firms and Multijural Human Capital in the Harmonization of Legal Regimes.” In Albert Breton, Anne Des Ormeaux, Katharina Pistor, and Pierre Salmon, (Eds.), Multijuralism: Manifestations, Causes, and Consequences, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing - - (SSRN)
  • 2008 "Framing the Choice between Cash and the Courthouse: Experiences with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund." 42 Law & Society Review pp. 645-682. - (SSRN)
  • 2008 “The Levers of Legal Design: Institutional Determinants of the Quality of Law.” Journal of Comparative Economics Vol. 36, pp. 43-73. - (SSRN)
  • 2008 “Legal Barriers to Innovation: The Growing Economic Cost of Professional Control over Corporate Legal Markets.” 60 Stanford Law Review 1689-1732. - (Hein)
  • 2007 "Don't Forget the Lawyers: Legal Human Capital and The Role of Lawyers in Supporting the Rule of Law." 55 DePaul Law Review 401-421 - (Hein)
  • 2006 "On Public versus Private Provision of Corporate Law." (with Eric Talley) 22 Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 414-441. - (SSRN)
  • 2006 "Judging Science: An Essay on the Unscientific Basis of Beliefs about the Impact of Law on Science and the Need for Better Data about Law." 14 Journal of Law and Policy 137-163. - (Hein)
  • 2005 "Feminism, Fairness and Welfare: An Invitation to Feminist Law and Economics." 1 Annual Review of Law and Social Science 285-306. - (SSRN)
  • 2005 "Exploring Economic and Democratic Theories of Litigation: Differences between Individual and Organizational Litigants in the Disposition of Federal Civil Cases." 57 Stanford Law Review 1275. - (Hein)
  • 2005 "The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund: ‘An Unprecedented Experiment in American Democracy.’" The Future of Terrorism Risk Insurance Defense Research Institute. - (SSRN)
  • 2005 "The Many Legal Institutions That Support Contractual Commitment." In Claude Menard and Mary Shirley (eds.) Handbook of New Institutional Economics - (bepress)

Other Works

  • "Law Without (As Many) Lawyers" (podcast interview). Miller-McCune.com, August 12, 2011. - (www)
  • "Legal Services Wanted:  Lawyers Need Not Apply."  Miller-McCune.com, June 28, 2011 - (www)
  • "Making Legal Aid More Accessible and Affordable."  Washington Post, March 12, 2010. - (bepress)