Edward R. Morrison

Email: emorri@law.columbia.edu
Courses/Current Research 
  •  Bankruptcy law
  •  Law and economics
  •  Corporate reorganization
  •  Contracts


  •  University of Chicago, Ph.D. (Economics), 2003
  •  University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2000
  •  University of Chicago, M.A., 1997
  •  University of Utah, Honors B.S., 1994, summa cum laude

Detailed Biography

Biography as of July 1, 2012—Honors B.S., summa cum laude, University of Utah, 1994; M.A., economics, University of Chicago, 1997; J.D., 2000; Ph.D., 2003. Articles Editor, University of Chicago Law Review. Law clerk to Judge Richard A. Posner, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2000-01. Law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States, 2001-02. John M. Olin, Jr. Fellow, Center for Law and Economic Studies, Columbia Law School, 2002-03. Joined the Columbia law faculty in 2003. Joined the University of Chicago Law faculty in 2012. Research interests include corporate reorganization, consumer bankruptcy, entrepreneurship and small business finance, financial derivatives, and empirical law and economics. Scholarly publications include Creditor Control and Conflict in Chapter 11, 1 J. Legal Anal. 511 (2009) (with K.M. Ayotte); Bargaining Around Bankruptcy: Small Business Workouts and State Law, 38 J. Legal Stud. 255 (2009); Bankruptcy Decisionmaking: An Empirical Study of Continuation Bias in Small Business Bankruptcies, 50 J. L. & Econ. (2007), Timbers of Inwood Forest, the Economics of Rent, and the Irrelevance of Supreme Court Precedent, in BANKRUPTCY STORIES (Foundation Press: R.K. Rasmussen, ed.) (2007), Serial Entrepreneurs and Small Business Bankruptcies, 105 Colum. L. Rev. 2310 (2005) (with D.G. Baird); Derivatives and the Bankruptcy Code: Why the Special Treatment?, 22 Yale J. on Reg. 91 (2005) (with F.R. Edwards); and Bankruptcy Decision-Making, 17 J. L. Econ. & Org. 356 (2001) (with D.G. Baird). Teaching interests include contracts, bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, and law and economics.