New York, February 3, 2014—Columbia Law School Professor Victor P. Goldberg, a renowned scholar of law and economics, has been elected to the American Law Institute. He joins a distinguished group of judges, lawyers, and legal scholars to receive this prestigious honor.
Goldberg, the Jerome L. Greene Professor of Transactional Law, writes extensively on law and economics issues including antitrust, commercial litigation, regulation, and contracts. Along with Professor Ronald J. Gilson, Goldberg created the popular “Deals” course that gives students an inside look at deal-making. After learning how to analyze mergers, acquisitions, financings, and the like, students plow through documents from five recent transactions, and class discussions often include guest appearances by the attorneys involved. The class is part of Columbia Law School’s innovative Charles E. Gerber Transactional Studies Program.
“I am especially honored since there have only been a handful of members of the ALI who do not have a law degree,” said Goldberg.
Goldberg joined the faculty in 1988. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and received an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.
Founded in Philadelphia in 1923, the American Law Institute produces scholarship devoted to clarifying, simplifying, and modernizing the law. Elected membership is limited to 3,000 globally and based upon professional achievement, strength of character, and demonstrated commitment to improving the law.