Faculty Research

SLS faculty are high-impact scholars whose research defines the cutting edge.

Consistently recognized for their excellence and influence on how people think, on public policy and on the world, Stanford Law scholar-educators are committed to research that crosses disciplines and defines the frontiers of law. SLS faculty are among the most prolific legal scholars in the country, producing widely used casebooks, scholarly articles, empirical studies, working papers, editorials, briefs and academic and popular books on everything from cyberlaw to constitutional law to racial profiling.

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Empiricists At Work

More than a quarter of the SLS faculty conducts empirical research in pursuit of legal insights and solutions to pressing societal challenges.

  • Pritzker Professor of Law and Business
  • Associate Dean for Global Programs
  • Senior Faculty, Rock Center for Corporate Governance

Law and finance, including CEO pay, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, mandatory disclosure reputations, IPOs, shareholder voting, and takeover defense

  • C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law

The impact of law and public policy in a wide range of areas, including civil rights and antidiscrimination law, employment discrimination, crime and criminal justice, and school funding

  • Professor of Law
  • Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
  • Bernard D. Bergreen Faculty Scholar
  • Co-Director, Stanford Center on the Legal Profession

Institutional design of litigation and regulatory regimes, including the roots of American employment discrimination law

  • Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law
  • Co-Director, Stanford Center on the Legal Profession

Tort law and professional ethics

  • Associate Professor of Law

Taxation of low income households and the application of behavioral economics to the design of policy

  • W. A. Franke Professor of Law and Business
  • Senior Faculty, Rock Center for Corporate Governance

Capital markets, corporate governance, and securities litigation

  • Judge John W. Ford Professor of Dispute Resolution
  • Director of Law and Policy Lab

Dispute resolution, complex litigation, class actions, and mass tort liability

  • William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law
  • Professor of Political Science
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic and Policy Research
  • Associate Director, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)
  • Director of the Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab (RegLab)

Administrative law, antidiscrimination law, and courts

  • James C. Gaither Professor of Law
  • Vice Dean

Social science approaches to diverse legal fields, including criminal law, taxation, administration regulation, and disability law

  • Nancy and Charles Munger Professor of Business
  • Professor of Law

Corporate law, corporate governance, business transactions, and financial regulation

  • William H. Neukom Professor of Law
  • Director, Program in Law, Science & Technology

Intellectual property, computer and Internet law, patent law, trademark law, antitrust, and remedies

  • James and Patricia Kowal Professor of Law
  • Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Law and psychology, including illicit drug use, drug policy, social influence processes, and bias in the use and interpretation of research evidence

  • Professor of Law
  • Professor of Medicine

Effects of law and regulation on health care delivery and population health outcomes

  • James and Nancy Kelso Professor of Law
  • Director of SIDDLAPP
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research

Law and economics of protective labor regulation, enforcement of workplace safety laws, and legal history

  • Assistant Professor of Law

Empirical realities of agreement design under U.S. and international law

  • Professor of Law and Justin M. Roach, Jr. Faculty Scholar
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Empirical and theoretical problems in intellectual property and innovation law

  • Adelbert H. Sweet Professor of Law, Emerita

Performance of U.S. criminal justice agencies, including sentencing and corrections reform

  • Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law

Law & economics, public policy & empirical studies

  • Professor of Medicine (PCOR/CHP)
  • Professor of Law

How the legal system influences the health and well-being of populations