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Three More New Endowed Chairs at the Law School
October 10, 2006, Volume 53, No. 7

Earle Hepburn Professor of Law

Howard Chang

Dr. Howard F. Chang is the new Earle Hepburn Professor of Law.  He joined Penn Law in 1999 after teaching for seven years at the University of Southern California Law School.  Dr. Chang was a law clerk to the Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He received his A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard University, his M.P.A. degree in economics and public policy from Princeton University, and his S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has taught as a visiting professor at Georgetown University, Stanford University, Harvard University, New York University and the University of Michigan.

Dr. Chang has published his work in both law and economics journals, including The Yale Law Journal, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Southern California Law Review, The Georgetown Law Journal, the Journal of Political Economy, The RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, The Journal of Legal Studies and the International Review of Law and Economics. His research has applied economic theory to a wide variety of legal questions, including issues in immigration policy, international trade law, environmental policy and intellectual property. He teaches courses in immigration law, international trade regulation and international environmental law. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association.

Edward B. Shils Professor of Law

Cary Coglianese

Dr. Cary Coglianese joined Penn Law this summer as the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and professor of political science, coming from Harvard where he had been on the faculty of the John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as an affiliated scholar at the Harvard Law School. He also served as the director of the Kennedy School’s Politics Research Group and the faculty chair of a university-wide Regulatory Policy Program.  Dr. Coglianese received his J.D., M.P.P. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan, and has served as a visiting professor of law at both Stanford University and Vanderbilt University. 

His research focuses on the empirical evaluation of alternative regulatory strategies and the role of disputing and negotiation in regulatory policy making.  Dr. Coglianese is the director of the new Penn Program on Regulation, which builds on Penn Law’s leadership in the study and teaching of regulation and administrative law and seeks to facilitate faculty collaboration throughout the University.

Dr. Coglianese is the founder and co-chair of the Law & Society Association’s international collaborative research network on regulatory governance, a vice chair of the E-Rulemaking Committee of the American Bar Association’s section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and a vice chair of the Innovation, Management Systems, and Trading Committee of the American Bar Association’s section on Environment, Energy, and Resources.  He is also co-editor of a new peer-reviewed journal, Regulation & Governance.

Stephen Cozen Professor of Law

Jacques deLisle

Jacques deLisle is the new Stephen Cozen Professor of Law. He joined Penn Law in 1994 after working as an attorney/advisor to the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice and as a law clerk to Chief Judge Stephen G. Breyer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He earned his A.B. from Princeton and J.D. from Harvard, where he also was a graduate student in political science. 

As an expert in contemporary Chinese law and politics, Professor deLisle’s research focuses on the law and politics of the People’s Republic of China (P.R.C.), China’s approach to international law, Taiwan’s international status, legal change and economic reform in China, Hong Kong’s transition to and political-legal development under Chinese rule, and public international law.His writings on these subjects appear in a variety of fora, including international relations journals, edited volumes of multidisciplinary scholarship, and Asian studies journals, as well as law reviews. His op-eds and commentaries on law, politics and foreign policy regularly appear in newspapers and foreign policy and Asian affairs media.

Professor deLisle is director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a member of the faculty of the Center for East Asia Studies at Penn and a member of the National Committee on U.S.–China Relations. He has served frequently as an expert witness on issues of P.R.C. law and government policies. 

Almanac - October 10, 2006, Volume 53, No. 7