University of Wisconsin–Madison

Lipson op-ed considers role of Judge Posner, legal academics in financial crisis

Professor Jonathan Lipson has written an op-ed for The Huffington Post posing a provocative question: What role did legal academics play in the recent financial crisis? In particular, the column suggests that the Law and Economics movement, and Judge Richard Posner as its most prominent spokesman, helped set the stage for the crisis.

Read the piece here.

Lipson starts this Fall as the Foley & Lardner Professor of Law at the UW Law School, where he earned his J.D. in 1990.  (Lipson also earned his B.A. from the UW-Madison.)  He comes from Temple University-Beasley School of Law, and previously taught at the University of Baltimore Law School.

Submitted by UW Law School News on August 13, 2010

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