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New Faculty

Assistant Professor of Law

Eric A. Feldman joins the Penn Law faculty from NYU School of Law where he was Associate Director of the Institute for Law and Society from 1996 until Spring of this year. A scholar in health law and Japanese law, Professor Feldman has been a visiting professor most recently at Seikei University in Japan and the Institut D’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Sciences Po. He was a Consultant to the World Health Organization’s Global Programme on AIDS/Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (1995-1996), and a Consultant to the Toyota Foundation of Tokyo (1993-1996). Professor Feldman holds a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California at Berkeley (1994), a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at U.C. Berkeley (1989), a B.A. in History and Philosophy of Science from Vassar College (1982 cum laude). He is the author of The Ritual of Rights in Japan: Law, Society, and Health Policy (NY: Cambridge University Press, 2000) and editor, with Ronald Bayer, of Blood Feuds: AIDS, Blood and the Politics of Medical Disaster (NY: Oxford University Press, 1999). Professor Feldman has published dozens of articles in subject areas including health law, AIDS and public policy, and Japanese law. He is presently Principal Investigator on “Tobacco Control and the Liberal State: The Legal, Ethical and Policy Debates,” a 27-month comparative international project examining the regulation of tobacco in seven countries in collaboration with 12 scholars. Professor Feldman will teach the prospectives elective Law and Society in Japan.

Assistant Professor of Law

Kristin M. Madison joins the Law School after completing her Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University where she was the recipient of a National Science Foundation graduate student fellowship for her studies in health economics, industrial organizations, institutions, and law and economics. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School (2000) and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley (1992). She was a teaching assistant in the Department of Economics at Stanford, and at Yale Law School, and was a research assistant at Yale Law School, Stanford University, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Lewin-VHI in California. She co-authored, with Ian Ayres “Threatening Inefficient Performance of Injunctions and Contracts,” for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review 148 (1999) and “Threatening Inefficient Performance” for European Economic Review 44 (2000). Professor Madison’s forthcoming publications include “Effects of Anti-Kickback and Anti-Referral Laws on the Health Care Industry,” “Government, Signaling, and Social Norms: A Review of Law and Social Norms,” and “The Role of Hospital-Physician Affiliations in the Market for Medical Care.” She will teach Health Care Law and Contracts.

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