CHICAGO --- Max Schanzenbach, assistant professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law, has been named the Benjamin Mazur Research Professor.
Schanzenbach's primary areas of research interest are employment law, criminal sentencing and trust law. From 2002 to 2003 he served as law clerk to the Hon. Alan E. Norris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
His book “Lawyers, Banks and Money: The Revolution in Modern Trust Law” (with Robert Sitkoff) is forthcoming from Yale University Press in 2008.
His most recent book chapter “The Employment at Will Doctrine” was published in 2005 in the “Handbook of Career Development,” Sage Publishing.
Schanzenbach has published articles in “American Law and Economics Review,” the “Yale Law Journal,” the “Journal of Legal Studies” and the “Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.”
He has served as a referee for “Economic Inquiry,” the “International Review of Law and Economics” and the “Journal of Law, Economics and Organization.”
His article (with Emerson Tiller) titled “Strategic Judging under the United States Sentencing Guidelines: Positive Political Theory and Evidence” is forthcoming in 2007 in the “Journal of Law, Economics and Organization.”
A frequent speaker at workshops and institutes, Schanzenbach has presented on investment practices and sentencing at Harvard Law School, Boalt Hall School of Law and the University of Virginia.
Schanzenbach's teaching focuses on business associations, contracts and criminal sentencing.
Schanzenbach joined the Northwestern faculty in 2003.