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Krauss Lectures on Law and Economics at Princeton

On November 6, Professor Michael Krauss delivered a lecture entitled "Law and Economics: Enemy or Friend of Classical Liberalism?" as part of Princeton University's James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. Krauss's lecture was presented as an Alpheus T. Mason Lecture in Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom.

The James Madison Program was founded in 2000 within Princeton's Department of Politics. Its mission is to explore enduring questions of American constitutional law and Western political thought and to examine the application of basic legal and ethical principles to contemporary problems. The program is guided by a director and an advisory board from the areas of law, business, philanthropy, and the academy. The program's name honors the principal architect of the Constitution and fourth president of the United States, James Madison, who was himself an alumnus of Princeton.  

Krauss has been teaching at George Mason since 1987 and also has taught at the law schools of Seattle University, the University of Toronto, and the Université de Sherbrooke in Canada. Born in the United States but raised in Canada, Professor Krauss earned his BA cum laude from Carleton University, his LLB summa cum laude from the Université de Sherbrooke, and his LLM from Yale Law School. He was Columbia University's Law and Economics Fellow in 1981 and was a law clerk for Justice Louis-Philippe Pigeon of Canada's Supreme Court.  He or his op-eds have appeared in varied electronic media as well as in a wide array of newspapers.

Krauss's lecture is available to view via streaming video.