Legal Scholarship

Jeffrey Rachlinski: Man, Myth, Legend
Gregory S. Parks
Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives & Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law.

Jeffrey John Rachlinski was born June 22, 1966, in Buffalo, New York. He graduated from Frontier Central High School in Hamburg, New York, in 1983, where he participated in such activities as band, Chess Club, French Club, Math Club, Mock Trial Group, and Quiz Club.

Tribe’s Trajectory & LGBTQ Rights
Joshua Matz
Joshua Matz is a partner at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. From 2014 to 2015, he served as a law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. While attending Harvard Law School, Matz was Laurence Tribe’s research assistant and head teaching fellow. He also coauthored two books and numerous articles with Tribe, represented Tribe as an amicus curiae, and served as co-counsel with him in an array of federal constitutional cases.

I’m not sure I’ll ever live it down. I actually said—out loud, to his face, a full ten minutes into our very first conversation—“Holy smokes, you’re Larry Tribe!”

The Scholar as Coauthor
Jonathan S. Masur
John P. Wilson Professor of Law and David & Celia Hilliard Research Scholar, University of Chicago Law School.

I thank Daniel Abebe, Anu Bradford, Adam Cox, and Jake Gersen for their helpful contributions to this essay.

The task of describing (or even hinting at) Eric Posner’s immense scholarly contributions in just a few thousand words is a daunting one.

A Pioneer of the Law & Society Movement: One Eyewitness’s Reflections
Jayanth K. Krishnan
Milt & Judi Stewart Professor of Law and Director of the Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession, Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law.

For comments on earlier versions of this Essay, great thanks to Marc Galanter, Lara Gose, Ethan Michelson, Christiana Ochoa, and Jeff Stake. I also wish to thank Bert Kritzer, who provided an important historical point of reference, as well as Vikram Raghavan, who, after hearing a talk that I gave on Marc some years back, was the first person to graciously encourage me to write this type of commemorative essay.

There is arguably no more seminal a figure in the field of law and society than Professor Marc Galanter. That a Special Issue featuring dedications to several leading academic lights would be hosted by the University of Chicago Law Review is especially significant in terms of Marc’s inclusion because Chicago is where Marc came of age as a student.

Lucian Bebchuk and the Study of Corporate Governance
Kobi Kastiel
Associate Professor of Law, Tel Aviv University; Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School.

For helpful comments and suggestions, the author would like to thank Scott Hirst and Roberto Tallarita.

It is with great pleasure that I write this Essay about Lucian Bebchuk, the James Barr Ames Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance at Harvard Law School. Bebchuk has made fundamental, influential, and lasting contributions to the field of corporate governance and has mentored an exceptional number of corporate scholars.

What is Privacy? That’s the Wrong Question
Woodrow Hartzog
Professor of Law and Computer Science, Northeastern University.

I would like to thank Daniel Solove and Ryan Calo for their feedback, Alissa Gutierrez for her research assistance, and Brenna Darling, Kelly Gregg, Kelly McGee, Tyler Wood, and the staff of the University of Chicago Law Review for their editing and shepherding this Essay to press.

Every year on the first day of my course on information privacy law, I ask my students to define the concept of privacy.

As Brown Has Waned
Aziz Z. Huq
Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, The University of Chicago Law School.

My thanks to the Frank J. Cicero Fund for support and to the editors of the Law Review for their careful editing.

Toward the end of the 1970s, the pioneering scholar and advocate Derrick Bell published two landmark articles. Both reflected critically on the school-desegregation litigation he had pursued as a young NAACP lawyer.

A Cross-Cutting Public Law Scholar for the Ages
Nicole Huberfeld
Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law, Boston University School of Public Health, and Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law.

Many thanks to the editors at the University of Chicago Law Review for compiling this special issue. Thanks always DT and SRHT.

Thanks to Fred Shapiro’s labor, we can see that the under-fifty category of most-cited legal scholars better represents the lawyering population than the all-time rankings of legal scholars, as it has more modern and diverse scholarship, and it has a higher percentage of women than the all-time rankings of legal scholars. Anyone who knows Professor Abbe Gluck’s work cannot be surprised that she is included among the most-cited scholars under the age of fifty.