Historian and procedure scholar Alexander Arnold joins UCLA Law

July 25, 2023
Alexander Arnold

UCLA School of Law is pleased to welcome Alexander Arnold, whose scholarship uses tools of intellectual and legal history to explore the relationship between law, economic theory and social facts, as an assistant professor of law.

Arnold often relies on his fluency in several languages to place legal history and economics in a global context, with projects encompassing issues in the United States, Europe and elsewhere.

A prolific writer and speaker, Arnold’s academic presentations have most recently included talks titled “Judicial Economics, Civil Procedure, and the Rise of Economics in Antitrust Law” and “Economic Facts Before Law.” His in-progress writing includes “A History of Judge as Economic Regulator: Procedure and Economic Regulation From Bushell’s Case to the New Deal” and “Law and Economics Before ‘Law & Economics.’” His work has been supported by institutions including the Mellon Foundation, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the History of Science Society and the Remarque Institute.

Arnold is a member of the American Society for Legal History and served on the advisory board of the Consortium for Intellectual and Cultural History. He comes to UCLA Law from a clerkship with Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and work in trial and appellate litigation in New York. He also previously held positions as a fellow at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and the Center for the Administration of Criminal Law, and he served as an instructor in history and law at New York University.

Arnold earned his B.A., Ph.D. in history and French studies, and J.D. degrees from NYU.

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