George L. Priest

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George L. Priest is the John M. Olin Professor of Law and Economics and Director of the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy at Yale Law School. One of the nation's foremost antitrust scholars, he is also the author of a wide number of articles and monographs on the subjects of product liability, tort law, insurance litigation, and settlement. Among his students at Yale was journalist Emily Bazelon.[1]

Priest is a graduate of Yale University and University of Chicago Law School. After graduation and prior to Yale, he worked at the University of Chicago, University at Buffalo, and UCLA.[2] He is the father of fellow Yale Law School professor Claire Priest and a son-in-law of Adolph Kiefer, a 1936 Olympics champion.[3] He is also a member of the Federalist Society.[2]


  • The Common Law Process and the Selection of Efficient Rules (1977)
  • The Selection of Disputes for Litigation (1984)
  • My Greatest Benefactions (1986)
  • Satisfying the Multiple Goals of Tort Law (1988)
  • Rethinking Antitrust Law in an Age of Network Industries (2007)
  • Ronald Coase, Firms and Markets (2014)


  1. ^ Bazelon, Emily (November 26, 2007) On the Advice of Counsel, Slate. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Prof. George L. Priest". Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "Claire Priest, Dhananjai Shivakumar". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. August 1, 1999. Retrieved May 8, 2018.

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