Professor Hackney teaches in the areas of torts, corporate finance, corporations,
critical race theory, and law and economics. Prior to joining the Northeastern faculty,
Professor Hackney was an associate with the Los Angeles law firm of Irell & Manella.
He was book review and comment editor of the Yale Law Journal during law school. 

Professor Hackney's research focuses on intellectual history, torts, the mutual fund
industry, law and economics, and critical race theory. He is the author of the acclaimed
book, Under Cover of Science: American Legal-Economic Theory and the Quest for
Objectivity (Duke University Press, 2007). 



The enlightenment and the financial crisis of 2008: an intellectual history of corporate finance theory, School of Law Faculty Publications (2010)

This article examines the financial crisis of 2008 and connections to corporate finance theory. The...



The “end” of: science, philosophy and legal theory, School of Law Faculty Publications (2003)


A proposal for state funding of municipal tort liability, School of Law Faculty Publications (1988)