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 several important articles including, most recently, The Morality of Fiduciary Law, forthcoming in William and Mary Law Review, Against Fiduciary Constitutionalism (with Samuel Bray), forthcoming in Virginia Law Review, and Conscience and Justice in Equity, forthcoming in Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies. He has edited multiple books, 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, 2019) and Civil Wrongs and Justice in Private Law (Oxford University Press, 2020). He has also contributed chapters to several books including Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Equity, Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Trusts, The Oxford Handbook of New Private Law, The Research Handbook on Private Law Theory, Justifying Private Rights, and The Research Handbook on Corporate Purpose and Personhood.
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). He has recently contributed chapters to the Oxford Handbook of New Private Law, the Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law, Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Equity, Equity and Law: Fusion and Fission, and the Research Handbook on Fiduciary Law.
Professor Patrick Corrigan
- Interests: Business and Nonprofit Organizations, Corporate Governance, and Law and Economics
- Corrigan was previously the Wagner Fellow in Law and Business at the Pollack Center at New York University School of Law and Stern School of Business.
- He has written on various topics related to law and economics, including The Seller's Curse and the Underwriter's Pricing Pivot: A Behavioral Theory of IPO Pricing 13 Virginia Law and Business Review 2 (2019), and ‘Abusive’ Acts and Practices: Dodd-Frank’s Behaviorally Informed Authority Over Consumer Credit Markets and its Application to Teaser Rates 18 NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy (2015).
Professor Nicole Stelle Garnett
Nicole Stelle Garnett
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 Martinez
- Interests: Compliance, Professional Ethics, Corporate Governance, and Diversity & Inclusion
- She has written extensively on topics in her fields, with recent projects including Equality Metrics, forthcoming in Yale Law Journal (with Gina-Gail S. Fletcher); A More Equitable Corporate Purpose, forthcoming in the Research Handbook on Corporate Purpose and Personhood; Complex Compliance Investigations, 120 Columbia Law Review 249 (2020); More Meaningful Ethics, University of Chicago Law Review Online (Jan. 27, 2020); Third Party and Appointed Monitorships, Cambridge Handbook of Compliance (B. van Rooij & D. Sokol eds., Cambridge University Press) (2020) (forthcoming); Combating Silence in the Profession, 105 Virginia Law Review 805-863 (2019); Coordinating Compliance Incentives, 102 Cornell Law Review 1003 (2017); and The Monitor-“Client” Relationship, 100 Virginia Law Review 523-585 (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 in The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law (2018), 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 David P. Waddilove
David P. Waddilove
- Interests: Legal History, Equity, Property, and Private Law Theory
- Waddilove was previously a Fellow of the Project on the Foundation of Private Law at Harvard Law School.
- He has written on the history of mortgages, including The “Mendacious” Common-Law Mortgage, 107 KY. L.J. 425 (2019), Emmanuel College v. Evans (1626) and the History of Mortgages, 73 CAMBRIDGE L.J. 142 (2014), and the equity of redemption: Why the Equity of Redemption?, in LAND AND CREDIT: MORTGAGES AND ANNUITIES IN THE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN EUROPEAN COUNTRYSIDE (C.D. Briggs & Jaco Zuijderduijn eds., Palgrave Macmillan, 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 works on damages and the nature of IP rights, including Damages for Privileged Harms, 106 Virginia Law Review (2020) (forthcoming), Proximate vs. Geographic Limits on Patent Damages, 7 IP Theory (2018), and The Value of Accuracy in the Patent System, 84 University of Chicago Law Review 1217 (2017).