Badawi to Join Law Faculty

Adam B. Badawi, currently a Bigelow Fellow and lecturer in law at the University of Chicago Law School, has accepted a position as associate professor of law at Washington University School of Law, effective July 1.

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Badawi’s scholarship focuses on contracts and commercial law, with a particular emphasis on the interaction between formal law and informal norms to regulate behavior. At Washington University School of Law, he will teach Contracts, Corporations, and a seminar on Contract Theory.

Kent Syverud, dean and the Ethan A.H. Shepley University Professor, notes “Adam Badawi is an important emerging voice in the area of contract law. His work combines rigorous empirical analysis with a sophisticated understanding of contract theory to produce significant insights about the regulation of private contracting behavior. He will be a strong addition to our faculty, building upon our existing strengths in empirical research and commercial law.”

Badawi received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D. in 2003 from the UC Berkeley School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as an editor of the California Law Review. He also earned a Ph.D. in 2004 from the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at Berkeley, where he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law, Economics, and Institutions. His dissertation focused on legal and extra-legal ordering.

After law school, Badawi clerked for the Honorable Michael W. McConnell of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and then practiced law at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in San Francisco.