Health Law Scholar Sepper and Corporate Law Scholar Tuch to Join Law Faculty
Health law scholar Elizabeth Sepper and corporate law scholar Andrew F. Tuch have accepted positions as associate professors of law, effective July 1, 2012.
Sepper is currently a Center for Reproductive Rights Fellow at Columbia Law School, where she has been in residence since 2010. Her scholarly work challenges the standard account of the role of conscience in health care delivery, an account which limits conscience to those medical providers who refuse to deliver various treatments. Sepper analyzes how legislation limited in this way undermines the consciences of medical providers who want to deliver those very same treatments, concluding that medical providers should have “equal claims of conscience, irrespective of whether they refuse or are compelled to perform contested treatments.” Read more
Most recently, Tuch served as a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics and a Fellow in the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School, where he is an SJD candidate. His current scholarship examines regulatory strategies for controlling conflicts of interest in large financial institutions. He develops an analytical framework for assessing the exploitation of conflicts of interest at these firms and proposes a regulatory strategy designed to reinforce the effectiveness of the information barriers widely used in the financial industry. Employing forensic finance techniques and quantitative reporting mechanisms, the strategy relies on the insight that the failure of information barriers may be inferred statistically. Tuch also assesses the Volcker Rule, an expressed objective of which is to reduce conflicts of interest. Read more