Joshua Fischman

Professor of Law


Joshua Fischman joined the faculty in 2012 as Associate Professor of Law. He was previously an associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and an assistant professor in the economics department at Tufts University. He received his JD from Yale Law School and his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His areas of interest include law and economics, empirical methods, judicial decision making, and criminal sentencing. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Legal Studies, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.

Areas of Expertise

  • Law and Economics
  • Administrative Law
  • Judicial Behavior
  • Empirical Methods

Selected Publications

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  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • JD, Yale Law School
  • AB, Princeton University

Prior Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Law, 2012-2015, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Associate Professor of Law, 2008-2012, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Assistant Professor, 2006-2008, Tufts University

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