Published: Sept. 15, 2004

The Law School will host four outstanding scholars from around the country as part of our ongoing Faculty Colloquium Series. These faculty presentations will be:

February 4 -- Elizabeth Magill, University of Virginia School of Law, will present a paper entitled, "Agency Self-Regulation";

February 18 -- Tracy Lewis, Duke University School of Business will present a paper entitled, "Innovation, Competition and Optimal IP Regulation":

February 25 -- Anthony Paul Farley, Boston College Law School will present a paper entitled "The Commodity Theory of Law"; and

March 11 -- Stephen Bainbridge, UCLA School of Law will present a paper entitled, "Executive Compensation: Who Decides?"

About our speakers:

Elizabeth Magill is the John V. Ray Research Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. She received her B.A. degree from Yale College and her J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Following her graduation from law school, she clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court. She has published many articles and papers on administrative law and separation of powers

Tracey Lewis is the Martin L Black Professor of Business Administration at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He received his B.A. and Ph.D degrees from the University of California at San Diego and served as a post doctoral fellow in Economics at the California Institute of Technology from 1975 to 1977. He has taught at the University of Arizona, University of British Columbia, California Institute of Technology, University of California at Davis and the University of Florida before joining the Duke faculty in 2003. He has also been a Brookings Fellow (1980) and advisor and consultant to many corporations and governmental agencies. He serves on the editorial boards of many prestigious economics journals and has published widely in many fields, including economics, industrial organization, natural resources, regulated industries

Anthony Paul Farley is an Associate Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and his J.D. degree from the Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the Boston College faculty in 1992, he practiced law at Shearman & Sterling and served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia. He recently served as Fellow at the Humanities Research Institute at the University of California at Irvine. Professor Farley writes in the area of legal theory and constitutional law. His many publications include "Lacan & Voting Rights" in the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities and "Lilies of the Field: A Critique of Adjudication" in the Cardozo Law Review.

Stephen Bainbridge is a professor of law at UCLA, where he currently teaches Business Associations, Unincorporated Business Associations, and Advanced Corporation Law. Professor Bainbridge previously taught at the University of Illinois Law School (1988-1996), where the Class of 1990 gave him the "Best Instructor Award." He has also taught at Harvard Law School as the Joseph Flom Visiting Professor of Law and Business (2000-2001), and at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo (1999). Professor Bainbridge is a prolific scholar, whose work covers a variety of subjects, but with a strong emphasis on the law and economics of public corporations. He has written over 40 law review articles, which have appeared in many leading journals. From 1994 to 1996, Professor Bainbridge was a Salvatori Fellow with the Heritage Foundation. Professor Bainbridge regularly serves as a consultant and expert witness on a variety of corporate law issues, and gives frequent lectures on corporate and securities laws.