- Harvey J. Goldschmid Professor of Law
Kathryn Judge is the Harvey J. Goldschmid Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where she has worked since 2009. Professor Judge is an expert on financial markets, financial regulation, and regulatory architecture. She is an editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation, a research member of the European Corporate Governance Institute, and a member of the Financial Stability Task Force sponsored by the Brookings Institution and Chicago Booth School of Business.
Professor Judge has written numerous articles on the complexity of modern financial markets, how that complexity increases fragility and reduces accountability, and how financial regulation can better address these challenges. These articles have been published in leading journals, including Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, The University of Chicago Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and Columbia Law Review. Two have been selected by peers as among the best business law articles of the year. She regularly presents her research at conferences and workshops in the United States and abroad.
Prior to joining Columbia Law School, Judge clerked for Judge Richard Posner of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Stephen Breyer of the Supreme Court. She also worked as a corporate associate with Latham & Watkins LLP. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School (J.D. with Distinction, 2004), where she earned the Urban A. Sontheimer Honor (second in class), and Wesleyan University (B.A. with High Honors, women’s studies, 1999).
In episode two of Columbia Law’s new limited podcast series, hosted by Professor Eric Talley, Professor Kathryn Judge and Visiting Professor Peter Conti-Brown discuss how the Federal Reserve can wield monetary policy and other mechanisms to help the U.S. economy recover from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.