Rebecca Haw joins Vanderbilt s law faculty as assistant professor after Climenko Fellowship

Jun 24, 2011

Rebecca Haw, who was a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School from 2009-11, has joined Vanderbilt Law School’s faculty as an assistant professor of law.

Professor Haw holds a J.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School, an M.Phil. from Cambridge University and a B.A. from Yale University, and her teaching interests include antitrust, evidence, administrative law and civil procedure.

Before accepting her Climenko Fellowship at Harvard in 2009, Professor Haw clerked for Judge Richard A. Posner on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 2008-09. After earning her undergraduate degree in English at Yale in 2001, she served as a program assistant in the University of California, Berkeley’s extension program and as a research assistant for Professor Alan Nelson before earning in M.Phil. in American literature at Cambridge University in 2005 and then entering Harvard Law School, where she earned her J.D. in 2008.

At Harvard Law School, she was a research assistant to Professors Elizabeth Warren (2006) and Bruce Hay (2007) and served as articles editor of the Harvard Law Review. Her Note, “Prediction Markets and Law: A Skeptical Account,” was published in the Harvard Law Review in 2009. Her article “Amicus Briefs and the Sherman Act: Why Antitrust Needs a New Deal,” was published in the Texas Law Review earlier this year, and another article “Adversarial Economics in Antitrust Litigation: Losing Consensus in the Battle of the Experts,” is forthcoming in the Northwestern University Law Review in 2011.

“The academic study of law is now undeniably interdisciplinary,” Professor Haw said. “But is this shift reflected in the institutions that make and apply law in the real world? Antitrust is an ideal starting place to explore how courts and agencies gather, understand, and incorporate social scientific arguments into decision-making, given the central role microeconomics plays in antitrust doctrine and policy. I am thrilled to join the Vanderbilt faculty — a faculty committed to the interdisciplinary study of law — and I look forward to training the next generation of lawyers, who will enter a legal system more complex, technical, and expert-driven than ever."

“Rebecca Haw is a brilliant scholar who has hit the ground running,” said Chris Guthrie, dean of Vanderbilt Law School. “Her interests in antitrust and the role of expertise open up many pathways to success. I am very pleased to announce that she is joining our faculty.”

At Vanderbilt, Professor Haw will teach Antitrust Law and a seminar, Expertise in Law.

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