Private Law Fellows
The following faculty members are fellows of the Program on Private Law.
Professor Paul B. Miller, Director, Notre Dame Program on Private Law
Paul B. Miller
- Interests: Private Law Theory, Equity, Fiduciary Law, Agency Law, Trust Law, Business and Nonprofit Organizations
- Miller has founded and continues to organize a number of leading annual conferences in private law. See the events listing on the program's homepage.
- He is the General Editor (with John Oberdiek) of the series Oxford Private Law Theory for Oxford University Press, including the associated biennial volumes Oxford Studies in Private Law Theory.
- Miller has authored and edited several important works, including Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law (Oxford University Press, 2014), Contract, Status, and Fiduciary Law (Oxford University Press, 2016), The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming) and Civil Wrongs and Justice in Private Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
Professor Matthew Barrett
- Interests: Business and Nonprofit Organizations, Accounting
- He has written extensively on topics in his field, including Accounting for Lawyers (Foundation Press 5th ed. 2015) (with David R. Herwitz), The SEC and Accounting, In Part Through the Eyes of Pacioli, 80 Notre Dame Law Rev. 837–92 (2005), Agency Authority in LLC Statutes (Part I): Uniformity and Peculiarity, 4 The Journal of Limited Liability Companies 139-46 (1998), and Agency Authority in LLC Statutes (Part II): Hypothetical Situations and Practical Suggestions, 5 The Journal of Limited Liability Companies 11-17 (1998).
Professor Sadie Blanchard
- Interests: Contract Law, Commercial Law, International Commercial Law
- Blanchard was previously a Fellow in Private Law at the Yale Law School Center for Private Law.
- She has written extensively on topics in her fields, including the article Courts as Information Intermediaries: A Case Study of Sovereign Debt Disputes, forthcoming in the BYU Law Review.
Professor Samuel L. Bray
Samuel L. Bray
- Interests: Remedies, Equity, Fiduciary Law, Property
- Bray organizes annual conferences in equity and remedies. See the events listing on the program's homepage.
- He has authored several leading works in his fields, including Ames, Chafee, and Re on Remedies (Foundation Press, 2018), Remedies, Meet Economics; Economics, Meet Remedies, 38 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 71 (2018), Multiple Chancellors: Reforming the National Injunction 131 Harvard Law Review 416 (2017), The System of Equitable Remedies 63 UCLA Law Review 530 (2016), and Preventive Adjudication, 77 The University of Chicago Law Review 1275 (2010).
Professor Nicole Stelle Garnett
Nicole Stelle Garnett
- Interests: Property Law and Theory
- Garnett has published extensively on property and land use regulation, including Ordering the City: Land Use Policing and the Restoration of Urban America (Yale University Press 2009); Planning for Density: Promises, Perils and a Paradox 33 Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law 1 (2018), “Managing the Urban Commons,” 160 University of Pennsylvania LawReview 1995 (2012) , Unbundling Homeownership: Regional Reforms from the Inside Out 119 Yale Law Journal 1904 (2010), and Suburbs as Exit, Suburbs as Entrance 106 Michigan LawReview 277 (2007).
Professor Daniel Kelly
- Interests: Law and Economics of Property, Trusts, and Remedies
- Kelly is an Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Fourth) of Property.
- He is currently editing The Oxford Handbook of the New Private Law (with Andrew Gold, John Goldberg, Emily Sherwin, and Henry Smith) for Oxford University Press.
- Kelly has authored several important works, including The Right to Include 63 Emory Law Journal 857 (2014), Restricting Testamentary Freedom: Ex Ante Versus Ex Post Justifications 82 Fordham Law Review 1125 (2013), and Strategic Spillovers 111 Columbia Law Review 1641 (2011).
Professor Jeffrey Pojanowski
- Interests: Tort Law and Theory, and Philosophy of Common Law
- Pojanowski has recently co-taught (with John Goldberg) the respected Private Law Workshop course while serving as a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School.
- He has written extensively on tort law and the nature of the common law, including Reading Statutes in the Common Law Tradition 101 Virginia Law Review 1357 (2015), Private Law in the Gaps 82 Fordham Law Review 1689 (2014), and Statutes in Common Law Courts 91 Texas Law Review 479 (2013).
Professor Veronica Root
- Interests: Compliance, Corporate Governance, and Professional Ethics
- She has written extensively on topics in her fields, including The Compliance Process, 94 Indiana Law Journal __ (2018) (forthcoming), The Outsized Influence of the FCPA?, 2018 Illinois Law Review __ (2018) (forthcoming) (invited symposium contribution), Constraining Monitors, 85 Fordham Law Review 2227 (2017), Modern-Day Monitorships, 33 Yale Journal on Regulation 109-164 (2016), and Retaining Color, 47 Michigan Journal of Law Reform 575-643 (2014).
Professor Julian Velasco
- Interests: Fiduciary Law and Theory, Corporate Law
- Velasco organizes annual conferences in fiduciary law. See the events listing on the program's homepage.
- He has published widely in fiduciary and corporate law, including Fiduciary Principles in Corporate Law, forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law, Delimiting Fiduciary Status in The Research Handbook on Fiduciary Law (2017) and The Diminishing Duty of Loyalty, 75 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1035 (2018).
Professor Stephen Yelderman
- Interests: Intellectual Property and Remedies
- Yelderman organizes an annual conference in remedies. See the events listing on the program's homepage.
- He has authored several important works, including The Value of Accuracy in the Patent System 84 University of Chicago Law Review 1217 (2017), Do Patent Challenges Increase Competition? 83 University of Chicago Law Review 1943 (2016), and Coordination-Focused Patent Policy 96 Boston University Law Review 1565 (2016).