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Publications [#345531] of Steven G. Medema

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  1. Medema, SG, Richard A. Posner, in The Elgar Companion to the Chicago School of Economics (January, 2010), pp. 306-311, ISBN 9781840648744 [doi]
    (last updated on 2021/06/20)

    Abstract:
    Richard A. Posner (1939–) was born on January 11, 1939 in New York City. He received his BA from Yale College (1959) and his LLD from Harvard Law School (1962), where he served as President of the Law Review. The period following his graduation was spent in Washington, DC, fi rst clerking for Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. and then working in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Posner was appointed Associate Professor of Law at Stanford in 1968 and it was there that he came into contact with Aaron Director, who exposed him to the economic approach to analyzing legal rules. Posner moved on to the University of Chicago law school in 1969. Since 1981, he has served as a Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, including as Chief Judge from 1993 until 2000. During his tenure on the Court, Posner has continued both to teach regularly at Chicago and to publish at a prolific rate.


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