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About David A Hoffman

My scholarship focuses on empirical evidence of citizens' reactions to legal rules, with a particular emphasis on behavioral law and economics. Particular recent targets of interest include the law of fraud (including securities fraud), decision making theory (applied to trial judges and potential jurors), and self-handicapping by corporate executives
I graduated from Yale College, double majoring in History and Archaeology. I then attended Harvard Law School, before serving as a law clerk for Senior District Judge Norma L. Shapiro of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. My pre-academic career concluded at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, in New York City, where I specialized in complex commercial and securities litigation.
I also write for the general public at the Concurring Opinions blog,


Present Assistant Professor, Temple University



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Temple University - School of Law
Klein Hall, Room 609
1719 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


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Unpublished Papers (1)