Rebecca Haw

Assistant Professor of Law

Rebecca Haw studies how courts and agencies gather, understand, and incorporate social scientific arguments into decision-making, using antitrust law as a laboratory. Her work traces the origin and evolution of microeconomic arguments in litigation and suggests procedural reforms that reduce the law's distorting effect on academic knowledge. Professor Haw was a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School from 2009-11. Before accepting her Climenko Fellowship, she clerked for Judge Richard A. Posner on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 2008-09. Professor Haw earned her undergraduate degree in English at Yale, an M.Phil. in American literature at Cambridge University and her J.D. at Harvard Law School, where she was a research assistant to Professors Bruce Hay (2007) and Elizabeth Warren (2006) and served as articles editor of the Harvard Law Review. Professor Haw teaches Antitrust Law and a seminar, Expertise in Law.

Research Interests

Antitrust law, law and economics, scientific expertise, and evidence

Representative Publications

  • "Cartels by Another Name: Should Licensed Occupations Face Antitrust Scrutiny? 162 University of Pennsylvania Law Review (forthcoming 2014) (with Aaron Edlin)
  • "Adversarial Economics in Antitrust Litigation: Losing Academic Consensus in the Battle of the Experts," 106 Northwestern University Law Review 1261 (2012)
    Full Text | SSRN | HEIN
  • "Amicus Briefs and the Sherman Act: Why Antitrust Needs a New Deal," 89 Texas Law Review 1247 (2011)
    Full Text | SSRN | HEIN

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Contact Information

(615) 322-2615 (voice)
(615) 322-6631 (fax)

Curriculum Vitae



J.D. Harvard Law School
M.Phil. Cambridge University
B.A. Yale University