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John Donohue (Professor)

John Donohue (650) 723-0290
Personal bio
John J. Donohue III, the C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, has been one of the leading empirical researchers in the legal academy over the past 25 years. Professor Donohue is an economist/lawyer who is well known for using empirical analysis to determine the impact of law and public policy in a wide range of areas, including civil rights and antidiscrimination law, employment discrimination, crime and criminal justice, and school funding. Before re-joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2010, Professor Donohue was the Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He recently co-authored Employment Discrimination: Law and Theory with George Rutherglen. Earlier in his career, he was a law professor at Northwestern University as well as a Research Fellow with the American Bar Association. Additionally, he clerked with Chief Justice T. Emmet Clarie, of the U.S. District Court of Hartford, Connecticut, after graduating from Harvard Law School. He earned his Ph.D in economics at Yale in 1986. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, co-editor of the American Law and Economics Review, and current President of the American Law and Economics Association.

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