Northwestern Law Welcomes 2015-2016 Visiting Faculty

September 09, 2015

Northwestern Law is pleased to welcome four new visiting faculty members at the start of the fall semester: Yitzhak Benbaji, Sarah Lawsky, Alan Miller, and Simone Sepe.

Yitzhak Benbaji is an associate professor at Tel-Aviv University Law School, where he teaches ethics, political philosophy, and jurisprudence. Previously, Benbaji taught at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. He was also a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, a member at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, and a global ethics fellow with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

Sarah Lawsky is a professor of law and the senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, and an adjunct professor of law at New York University School of Law. An expert in tax law, she co-authored the 4th edition of the Federal Income Taxation (Aspen Casebook, 2015). She previously taught at George Washington University, and prior to entering academia, she worked at the law firm of Hogan & Hartson LLP, where she provided tax advice to corporations, LLCs, tax-exempt organizations, and high-net-worth individuals. Lawsky was executive editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Alan D. Miller is a senior lecturer in the faculty of law and department of economics at the University of Haifa. He studies legal institutions using tools from mathematical economics. His recent work has focused on community standards used in tort, contract, and obscenity jurisprudence. He currently serves as an associate editor of the interdisciplinary journal Mathematical Social Sciences. He joins the faculty at the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at the Law School for the upcoming academic year.

Simone M. Sepe is a professor of law at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona where he teaches courses in business and finance. His research examines questions in corporate law, contract theory, and financial regulation with recent work focusing on corporate governance and the division of power between boards and shareholders. Sepe practiced banking and finance law at Clifford Chance, an international law firm based in London, and worked as an investment banker at Fortress Investment Group in London and New York. He is program director in law at the IAST - Fondation Jean-Jacques Laffont - TSE in Toulouse and co-director of the University of Arizona’s Center for Law and Philosophy. He is teaching Business Associations at Northwestern Law this fall.