Jerry L. Mashaw

Senior Fellow

Jerry L. Mashaw is the Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where he teaches courses on administrative law, social welfare policy, regulation, legislation, and the design of public institutions. He formerly taught at Tulane University and the University of Virginia. His many books include Administrative Law: Introduction to the American Public Law System (with Richard Merrill and Peter Shane), Bureaucratic Justice (1983) (awarded Harvard University’s Gerard Henderson Memorial Prize in 1993), The Struggle for Auto Safety (with David Harfst), (awarded the Sixth Annual Scholarship Prize of the ABA’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy in 1992), and Greed, Chaos, and Governance: Using Public Choice to Improve Public Law (awarded the Section’s Twelfth Annual Scholarship Prize in 1998 and the Order of the Order of the Coif Triennial Book Award in 2002).

Mashaw is a founding member, member of the Board of Trustees, and immediate past President of the National Academy of Social Insurance and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He received his B.A. and his LL.B. from Tulane University and his Ph.D. in European Governmental Studies from the University of Edinburgh.


  • Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School

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