Program News

Avishalom Tor delivers behavioral antitrust talk to the Department of Justice antitrust division

Avishalom Tor, professor and director of the Research Program on Law and Market Behavior at Notre Dame Law School, delivered a virtual lecture to lawyers and economists of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division in Washington D.C. and throughout the country earlier this summer. 

The lecture was part of a series exploring new frontiers in economics and competition policy. Tor’s talk, “Behavioral Lessons for Antitrust Enforcement,” challenged attendees to think about antitrust enforcement in new ways and to consider the application of empirical behavioral findings to antitrust law and policy.

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Professor Dan Kelly to present paper at conferences this fall

Professor Dan Kelly will present "Double Deterrence: On Disgorgement and Punitive Damages in Trust Law," at the annual meeting of the European Association for Law and Economics in September 2020 and at the Harvard Law Private Law Workshop in October 2020.…

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Featured Research: Is the Staggered Board Debate Really Settled

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The debate over staggered boards is heating up, largely because of the appearance of novel studies—including our own prior research—that challenge the results of earlier works documenting a negative impact of staggered boards on firm value. Meanwhile, a third way has appeared in this debate. In a recent article in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Settling the Staggered Board Debate, Professors Amihud, Schmid, and Davidoff Solomon (ASDS) purport to settle this debate, arguing that neither the position in favor or against staggered boards “has empirical support and, on average, a staggered board has no significant effect on firm value.” This article by K.J. Martijn Cremers, Simone Sepe, and Saura Masconale addresses the ASDS study and shows that the staggered board debate is very much alive rather than settled.  Read more here.  


IP Lecture Series: Professor Anjali Vats

Monday, October 26, 2020



Join us for our 2020-2021 IP Lecture Series focused on issues relating to race in intellectual property and technology law.

Professor Anjali Vats' book The Color of Creatorship: Intellectual Property, Race, and the Making of Americans examines how copyright, trademark, and patent discourses work together to form American ideals around race, citizenship, and property. The work offers an opportunity to rethink our own biases about who we identify as creators and who we identify as infringers.…

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