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Richard S. Markovits

  • John B. Connally Chair


  • PhD University of London
  • LLB Yale
  • BA Cornell

Professor Markovits teaches and writes in the areas of antitrust, law and economics, constitutional law and jurisprudence. He is the author of articles in the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review and elsewhere as well as the book Matters of Principle: Legitimate Legal Argument and Constitutional Interpretation (NYU, 1998). He created the Law School's nationally recognized course on "Legal Scholarship," designed to prepare future law teachers. He came to Texas from Stanford Law School in 1976.

Recent Publications

  • How American Legal Academics’ Positions on Economic-Efficiency Analysis, Moral Philosophy, and Valid Legal Argument Disserve Law and Society Empirical Research in Law, Society, and History: Themes in the Legal Sociology and Legal History of Lawrence M. Friedman (Robert W. Gordon & Morton J. Horwitz, eds.; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011).
  • Background (Fixed-Cost) Avoidance-Choices, Foreground (Variable-Cost) Avoidance-Choices, and the Economically Efficient Approach for Courts to Take in Marine-Salvage Cases: A Positive Analysis and Related Critique of Landes and Posner's Classic Study, 59 Buffalo Law Review 57 (2011). View Article
  • The Limits to Simplifying the Application of U.S. Antitrust Law, 6 Journal of Competition Law & Economics 51 (2010).

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Richard S. Markovits

Work (512) 232-1348

Fax (408) 554-4426

Office: JON 6.253
The University of Texas at Austin
727 E Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Faculty Assistant

Sally A. Zaleski

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