Professor Cass Sunstein speaks to the Trinity College Law Review, Friday, 10 November 2017
The Trinity College Law Review is delighted to welcome Cass Sunstein on the 10th of November. Cass Sunstein is a renowned Harvard law professor, specializing in constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law and behavioural economics. From 2009 - 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Sunstein is also the founder and director of the program on Behavioural Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School. He has been involved with law reform and the writing of constitutions in many nations, including Ukraine, Poland, China, South Africa and Russia. He has been Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia. He was a faculty member at the University of Chicago Law School from 1981 to 2008.
Sunstein is one of the world’s most-cited legal scholars and clerked for Justice Benjamin Kaplan of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court. He also worked as an attorney-advisor in the Office of the Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has written many books, including Republic, Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (with Richard H. Thaler), Why Nudge?, Democracy and the Problem with Free Speech, Risk and Reason, Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas and The World According to Star Wars.
His current research is based around the idea of liberty and group decision making. He will be speaking to the Trinity College Law Review about his career and his research into behavioural economics.
The event will take place on Friday, 10 November 2017 at 7 pm in the GMB.