Teaching and Research at Berkeley Law

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    Prasad Krishnamurthy says recent mortgage market reforms focus too much on naïve borrowers and will not adequately protect our economy from another housing bubble. His new paper proposes regulations that would reduce exposure to housing risks by limiting borrowing ratios, debt-to-income levels, and other incentives for large-scale loans.

News Briefs

  • CSLS Welcomes 20 Top International Scholars

    A group of 20 top scholars from around the world has joined the Center for the Study of Law & Society (CSLS) this summer. The visiting scholars will take part in the center’s weekly Summer 2015 Speaker Series, which began June 3. This esteemed group includes noted authors, Fulbright Scholars, and a former European Society of Criminology president. Founded in 1961, CSLS is widely hailed as the world’s leading center for research and analysis of the social consequences of law. The Visiting Scholars Program, one of the center’s most vital initiatives, enriches current scholarship and stimulates new research.

  • Edlin Wins National Antitrust Writing Award

    An article co-authored by Berkeley Law Professor Aaron Edlin won the 2015 Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award. The annual award is given to the best antitrust writing that reflects concern for economic justice, dispersing economic power, effectively limiting such power, or federal statutes designed to protect society from anti-competitive activity. “Cartels by Another Name: Should Licensed Occupations Face Antitrust Scrutiny?” notes that licensed professions have increased from 5 percent in the 1950s to about 33 percent today. Edlin says this often bars competition, resulting in higher prices.

  • Corpion ’13 Wins Miami Young Lawyer Awards

    Kristen Corpion ’13 won the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Rookie of the Year Award, which honors outstanding achievement and innovation. A litigation associate at Greenberg Traurig, Corpion also won the annual Legal Services of Greater Miami’s Legal Eagle Closing Argument Competition. Participants at the event—open to lawyers 40 and younger who have been admitted to the Florida Bar for fewer than seven years—are evaluated by sitting judges and practitioners. Corpion currently co-chairs two Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section committees: the Rainmakers Committee and the Schools Committee.