Published: Sept. 12, 2005

Professor George Priest of Yale Law School presented “Buying Democracy: Political Contributions as a Mechanism for Repairing Electoral Failures.” in the Lindsley Memorial Courtroom of the University of Colorado School of Law on September 21.Professor Priest is Colorado Law's 2005 Scholar in Residence.  He is also the John M. Olin Professor of Law and Economics at Yale Law School where he teaches courses on Capitalism, Insurance Policy, Products Liability, Antitrust, Torts, Regulated Industries and, most recently, a seminar on Economic Development.  He is a graduate of Yale College (1969) and the University of Chicago Law School (1973), and is the author of a wide number of articles and monographs on subjects of products liability, tort law, insurance, litigation and settlement, privatization and deregulation.  He serves as Director of the Program in Civil Liability and the Co-Director of the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy at Yale Law School.