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New Endowed Chair at the Law School: Matthew Adler
October 3, 2006, Volume 53, No. 6

Matthew Adler

Matthew D. Adler has been appointed as the Leon Meltzer Professor of Law. Before he joined the Law School in 1995, he was a law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Harry Edwards on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He holds a B.A. and J.D. from Yale University and an M.Litt in modern history from Oxford University.

Professor Adler writes in the areas of constitutional law, administrative law, and regulation, drawing on both moral philosophy and welfare economics. His scholarship has been published in many leading law reviews. His book, New Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis, co-authored with Eric Posner, is forthcoming from Harvard University Press. Professor Adler is currently at work on a series of articles about risk regulation and a separate series of articles concerning the foundations of constitutional law. Penn Law students voted him the winner of this year’s Harvey Levin Memorial Award for Teaching (Almanac July 11, 2006).


Almanac - October 3, 2006, Volume 53, No. 6