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School Notes: Yale Law School
November/December 2022

Heather K. Gerken |

Dean launches new podcast series

The “Inside Yale Law School” podcast series brings together Dean Heather K. Gerken with members of the Law School’s trailblazing faculty in a series of conversations to discuss their scholarly work, teaching, and more. In each episode, Gerken speaks with one of the professors who make YLS “so vibrant and unique.” The podcast premiered on September 6 with three initial episodes featuring Clinical Professor of Law Miriam Gohara, John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence William Eskridge Jr. ’78JD, and Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey L. Meares. “Inside Yale Law School” will continue with new episodes monthly. 

Professor appointed to White House budget office

Professor of Law Zachary Liscow ’15JD has joined the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as its chief economist. Liscow will head OMB’s Office of Economic Policy and work on a wide range of issues, including tax policy, benefit-cost analysis of spending programs, and the economic assumptions underlying the budget. During his government service, Liscow will be on leave from Yale Law School for the 2022–23 academic year. At the Law School, Liscow teaches courses on taxation, economic and tax policy, and inequality in these policies.

Conference celebrates professor’s scholarly legacy

In August, Yale Law School hosted “Public Law, Political Economy, Corruption, and Development: Susan Rose-Ackerman’s Scholarly Legacy,” a conference in honor of Susan Rose-Ackerman ’70PhD, Henry R. Luce Professor Emeritus of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and the Department of Political Science. Scholars from around the globe joined many of her former students, coauthors, and former visiting scholars at the Law School. Rose-Ackerman first came to Yale as a graduate student in the 1960s, where she was one of very few women in the economics PhD program. She was appointed the Henry R. Luce Chair of Philosophy of Law in 1992.

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