The University of Wisconsin Law School has strengthened its law faculty with two new hires, who join in a long tradition of excellence in research and teaching. Nate Atkinson and Stephanie Holmes Didwania joined the faculty this summer.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Nate and Stephanie to the University of Wisconsin Law School faculty,” said Law School Dean Daniel Tokaji. “Both are rising stars in their fields. They add to our strengths in business law and criminal justice, bringing expertise that will inure to our students’ benefit, while reinforcing UW Law’s commitment to academic excellence, innovative teaching, and world-class scholarship.”

Nate Atkinson

Nate Atkinson is an assistant professor whose research focuses on the fields of corporate misconduct, contract law, and social choice theory. As an economist, Atkinson applies quantitative analysis to the study of the law. Atkinson’s current research projects include examining how prosecutors’ concerns for collateral consequences affect their assessments of corporate penalties; estimating corporations’ profits from violating environmental laws; the behavioral effects of efforts clauses in contract design; and the design of better procedures for aggregating preferences. Learn more about Nate Atkinson

Stephanie Holmes Didwania

Stephanie Holmes Didwania joins the UW Law faculty as an assistant professor. She is a quantitative empirical scholar who studies the criminal legal system. She is primarily interested in understanding how prosecutors exercise discretion in criminal cases and in pretrial detention. In addition to studying the criminal system, Didwania has also written on the economics of intellectual property and innovation in the music industry. She teaches courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, and empirical analysis. Learn more about Stephanie Holmes Didwania

Submitted by Law School News on September 3, 2021

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