San Diego (September 9, 2009) — University of San Diego School of Law Professor Orly Lobel has been selected as a Searle-Kauffman Fellow in Law, Innovation and Growth for 2009-10 by the Chicago-based Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth.
As a fellow, Professor Lobel will attend three institute meetings, each designed to spur creativity among the participants through a series of discussion sessions about articles selected by the discussion leaders. In each of the discussions, participants will focus on how insights from the articles can be extended to research on law and economic growth.
Orly Lobel writes and teaches in the areas of employment law, administrative law, legal theory, torts, consumer law and trade secrets. Prior to joining USD School of Law, she taught at Yale Law School and served as a fellow at the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions, the Kennedy School of Government's Hauser Center for Non-Profit Research, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
A graduate of Tel Aviv University Law School, she clerked on the Israeli Supreme Court and did her graduate studies at Harvard Law School. Her current research focuses on new models of law and governance in the context of the new economy, the labor market, privatization and new public management techniques. Professor Lobel received her LL.B. in 1998 from Tel Aviv University and both her LL.M. in 2000 and her S.J.D. in 2006 from Harvard Law School.
About the Searle Center
The Searle Center, part of Northwestern University, was founded in 2006 with a gift from Daniel C. Searle, philanthropist and Northwestern trustee. The organization's purpose is to study the impact of laws and regulations on economic growth and to communicate the results of that research to academic, public policy and judicial leaders. The Searle Center is committed to rigorous, cutting-edge research that meets the highest academic standards.
About the University of San Diego School of Law
The University of San Diego School of Law is a center of academic excellence focused on preparing its students for legal practice in the new century. One of the most selective law schools in the country, the School of Law’s nationally recognized faculty create a demanding, yet welcoming environment that emphasizes individualized education. USD law school graduates consistently score higher than the state average on the California Bar Exam and go on to practice law throughout the country and abroad, forming an influential network of alumni. The USD School of Law is one of only 81 law schools in the country to have a chapter of the Order of the Coif, the most distinguished rank of American law schools. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.