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Law and economics 2.0

Publication Date: 
December 10, 2008
Fortune - Legal Pad
Roger Parloff

In an article about the Kauffman Foundation, Fortune Magazine's Legal Pad mentions Stanford's new Intellectual Property Litigation Clearinghouse, its founder Professor Mark A. Lemley, as well as Joshua Walker who is the Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Litigation Clearinghouse:

On Thursday the Kauffman Foundation will announce that it is making $10 million in initial contributions to found an initiative aimed at reinvigorating, and, to some extent redirecting, the exceedingly influential school of thought that has come to be known as “law and economics.”


The foundation’s initial $10 million investment will include a $2.8 million grant for researchers to examine the impact of law and regulation on growth at seven top law schools, including Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Boston University, George Washington, and the University of Iowa. Another $2.8 million will go the Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society; and $2.2 million more to fund research by young assistant professors at law schools, to be called Kauffman Legal Research Fellows. The rest will be used to fund seminars at law schools , and to fund the new Stanford Intellectual Property Litigation Clearinghouse, which launched Monday, and is being run by professors Mark A. Lemley and Joshua Walker.