Friday, August 26, 2005
UC-Hastings this year added Ethan J. Leib to its arsenal of Contracts scholars. He joins a deep bench at California’s First Law School that includes Charles Knapp, Harry Prince, William Dodge, Ashutosh Bhagwat, Leo Martinez, and Frederick Lambert.
Leib, a native of New York City, earned four of his various degrees (B.A., M.A., J.D., Ph.D.) at Yale, and one (M. Phil.) at Cambridge. After law school, he clerked for Chief Judge John M. Walker, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and then was a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City.
His first book, Deliberative Democracy in America: A Proposal for a Popular Branch of Government, was published in 2004, and his most recent Contracts-related article is On Collaboration, Organizations, and Conciliation in the General Theory of Contract, which by coincidence we happened to note here yesterday. He’s also a regular contributor at the always-interesting group law professor blog, PrawfsBlawg.