One of the nation's leading scholars in the law and economics of outsourcing, GEORGE GEIS supplements contract theory, which law and economics scholars use to analyze transactions, with perspectives from marketing and organizational behavior reflecting his time as a management consultant. Geis often reveals the hidden incentives or features of business law through his work.
RACHEL HARMON, a former federal prosecutor, is exploring what law can do to promote policing at its best. Her latest scholarship examines the downsides of our current system of using constitutional standards as the principal check on police behavior. Harmon's proposal for using existing legal tools to induce reform strikes a delicate balance informed by experience.
STEVEN WALT'S work often points out the ways in which jurisprudence is not relevant to the resolution of certain legal questions. In three papers, for different purposes, Walt considers the limit on the common lawmaking authority of federal courts declared in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins. Walt approaches issues in commercial law with a philosopher's precision.