Professor George Triantis Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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April 12, 2017
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Professor George Triantis has been elected to the The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced today that Stanford Law School Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business George Triantis has been elected to the Academy, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies. Along with ten other Stanford professors, he will be inducted into the 237th class of members at a ceremony on October 7 in Cambridge, Mass. Professor Triantis currently serves as Associate Dean for Strategic Planning at Stanford Law School. He served as Associate Dean of Research for Stanford University and Co-Director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative from 2014-17.

Triantis, who is an expert in the fields of contracts, commercial law, business law, and bankruptcy. He was the Eli Goldston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School before joining the Stanford faculty in 2011.

Among his contributions to legal scholarship, Professor Triantis pioneered the application of options theory to the study of contracts and commercial law, and authored a series of articles that develop principles of contract design. His recent publications concern the process of business negotiations, the link between contract design and dispute resolution, the design of legal remedies in commercial contracts, the impact of bargaining power on contract design, and the forces of disruption and innovation in transactional legal practice.  His writings include analysis of business bankruptcy process and he is the coauthor of the book Foundations of Commercial Law (Foundation Press, 2009).

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