What drew you to the law?
I am an economist by background. The influence of legal and political institutions on human behavior and economic performance attracted me to law. Law and economics is the application of microeconomic methodology (mainly demand theory) to legal analysis. I firmly believe law and economics provides for a fundamental and unique understanding of comparative law.
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
I enjoy the process of introducing foreign and comparative law to American law students. The learning experience with new legal concepts, different approaches to law and intriguing legal institutions is always exciting.
What do you hope students gain from your courses?
Comparative law allows students to understand better the global market for lawyers and legal institutions. Law and economics challenges the students to think about the law in new ways.
What are you passionate about outside of the law?
I have a great interest in political history and cultural studies.
What are your research interests?
My research focuses on comparative law, legal institutions, judicial politics and law and economics. I’m particularly interested in how judges behave in different legal systems and how the common law and civil law respond to new legal challenges.