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Jennifer Arlen ’86 is the Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement at NYU School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on corporate criminal and civil liability and enforcement policy, corporate governance, medical malpractice liability and experimental law and economics. She is President of the American Law and Economics Association and co-founder and former President of the Society for Empirical Legal Studies. She also serves as the Associate Reporter on Corporate Enforcement for the American Law Institute’s Principles of Law, Compliance, Enforcement, and Risk Management, and recently published the Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing (Jennifer Arlen ed. 2018).

Arlen received her B.A. in economics from Harvard College (magna cum laude) and her J.D. (Order of the Coif) and Ph.D. in economics from New York University. After law school, she clerked for Judge Phyllis Kravitch on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Before coming to NYU she was the Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professor of Law and Business at USC Gould School of Law.  She also has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, and the California Institute of Technology.

Research Interests

Corporate criminal and civil liability, securities fraud, corporate governance, experimental law and economics, and medical malpractice liability.

Working Papers

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