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April 18, 2012

New faculty appointments

by dan rodriguez

To:       Northwestern Law Community

 From:   Dan Rodriguez

Re:       New Faculty  

Date:     April 17, 2012

I am delighted to make you aware of a triumvirate of professors who, just this past week, accepted offers to join our faculty this coming fall.

Erin Delaney:  Presently an Academic Fellow and Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, Professor Delaney is an expert in the areas of comparative constitutional law and constitutional design; U.S. constitutional law and federal courts; the institutional design of federal legal systems; and European Union law.  A graduate of Harvard College, Erin received her J.D. degree magna cum laude from New York University School of Law where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.  Additionally, she holds an M.Phil. in European Studies and a Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Cambridge.  After graduating from law school, Erin clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court.  While at the University of Cambridge, she was a Wiener-Anspach Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of European Studies at L’Université Libre de Bruxelles.  Her dissertation, Promoting Federation: The Role of a Constitutional Court in Federalist States, won her the Walter Bagehot Prize from the United Kingdom Political Studies Association for the best dissertation in government and public administration.

Joshua FischmanProfessor Fischman joins us from the University of Virginia where he has served as Associate Professor of Law since 2008.  A graduate of Princeton University, Joshua earned a law degree from Yale where he was Senior Editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He is an expert in the areas of law and economics; empirical methods; and judicial decision making and has presented in a variety of conferences and workshops, including the American Law and Economics Association Annual Meetings, the National Bureau of Economics Research Summer Institute, and the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies.  Most recently, he has taught courses in administrative law and quantitative methods.  Prior to joining the law faculty at the University of Virginia, Joshua served as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Tufts University.   He also worked as a Quantitative Analyst in the Equity Derivatives Group for KBC Financials as well as D.E. Shaw & Company.

Nadav ShokedA Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Law since 2010, Professor Shoked is an emerging scholar in the areas of state and local government law; property; land use; and legal history.  Nadav completed an S.J.D. and LL.M. at Harvard Law School and previously earned an LL.B. summa cum laude at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he also received the Rector of the Hebrew University Award — the University’s highest honor.  At the University of Texas, he has taught courses in American legal history; property; and housing law and policy.  While at Harvard, he was a Dissertation Fellow with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs’ Project on Justice, Welfare, and Economics.  Additionally, he has served as an instructor at the College of Management, The School of Law in Rishon Lezion, Israel and at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Previously, Nadav also has clerked for Justice Eliezer Rivlin of the Supreme Court of Israel and served as an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobson LLP.

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