Frank Fagan

Associate Professor of Law

Frank Fagan joined the South Texas College of Law Houston in 2022. Prior to his arrival, he held appointments at EDHEC Business School (France) and the South Australia School of Law. He teaches and writes about corporations, corporate finance, securities regulation, comparative law, public choice, and law and technology. Publications are available here: http://ssrn.com/author=468606





Office: 716

PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam
MA, Erasmus University Rotterdam
JD, University of Pittsburgh
BS, Grove City College



When More Isn’t Always Better: the Ambiguity of Fully Transparent Judicial Action and Unrestricted Publication Rules, 75 Int’l Rev. L. & Econ. 1 (2023), with Florian Baumann.

SPACs, PIPEs, and Common Investors, 25 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 103 (2023), with Saul Levmore.

Law’s Computational Paradox, 26 Va. J.L. & Tech. 1 (2022).

The Un-Modeled World: Law and the Limits of Machine Learning, 4 MIT Computational L. Rep. 1 (2022).

Competing Algorithms for Law: Sentencing, Admissions, and Employment, 88 U. Chi. L. Rev. 367 (2021), with Saul Levmore.

Optimal Social Media Content Moderation and Platform Immunities, 50 Eur. J.L. & Econ. 437 (2020).

Waiving Good Faith: A Natural Language Processing Approach, 16 N.Y.U. J.L. & Bus. 633 (2020).

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Rules, Standards, and Judicial Discretion, 93 S. Calif. L. Rev. 1 (2019), with Saul Levmore.

Standardized Data Collection: Legal Requirements, Guidelines, or Competition? 2 GNLU J.L. & Econ. 69 (2019).

Reducing Ethical Misconduct of Attorneys with Mandatory Ethics Training: A Dynamic, Panel Approach, 15 Rev. L. & Econ., 1 (2019).

Common Law Efficiency When Joinder and Class Actions Fail as Aggregation Devices, 47 Eur. J.L. & Econ. 1 (2019), with Urmee Khan.

The End of Bargaining in the Digital Age, 103 Cornell L. Rev. 1469 (2018), with Saul Levmore.

Systemic Social Media Regulation, 16 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 393 (2018).

Semi-Confidential Settlements in Civil, Criminal, and Sexual Assault Cases, 103 Cornell L. Rev. 311 (2018), with Saul Levmore.

Political Paralysis and Timing Rules (response), 91 N.Y.U. L. Rev. Online 43 (2016).

Big Data Legal Scholarship: Toward a Research Program and Practitioner’s Guide, 20 Va. J.L. & Tech. 1 (2016).

From Policy Confusion to Doctrinal Clarity: Successor Liability from the Perspective of Big Data, 9 Va. L. & Bus. Rev. 391 (2015).

Sunsets and Federal Lawmaking: Evidence from the 110th Congress, 41 Int’l Rev. L. & Econ. 1 (2015), with Fırat Bilgel.

The Fiscal Cliff as Reelection Strategy: Rethinking the Temporary Taxation Debate, 116 W. Va. U. L. Rev. 783 (2014).

After the Sunset: The Residual Effect of Temporary Legislation, 36 Eur. J.L. & Econ. 209 (2013).

The Role of Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and Scholars in the Normative Evaluation of Timing Rules (response), 160 U. Pa. L. Rev. PENNumbra 61 (2011), with Michael Faure.

Natural Language Processing for Lawyers and Judges, 119 Mich. L. Rev. 1399 (2021) (reviewing Law as Data: Computation, Text, & the Future of Legal Analysis. (Michael A. Livermore & Daniel N. Rockmore, Eds.) (2019)).

Research Handbook on Law and Time. (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, forthcoming), edited with Saul Levmore.

The Law and Economics of Privacy, Personal Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Incomplete Monitoring. (Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited, 2022), edited with James Langenfeld.

The Law and Economics of Patent Damages, Antitrust, and the Legal Process. (Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited, 2021), edited with James Langenfeld.

The Timing of Lawmaking. (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2017), edited with Saul Levmore.

Law and the Limits of Government: Temporary Versus Permanent Legislation. (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2013).

Lending in China, in James Langenfeld and Frank Fagan (Eds.), The Law and Economics of Privacy, Personal Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Incomplete Monitoring, 30 Research in Law & Economics 189 (Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited, 2022).

Two-Sided Social Media and Bad Faith Political Speech, in James Lagenfeld and Frank Fagan (Eds.), The Law and Economics of Patent Damages, Antitrust, and the Legal Process, 29 Research in Law & Economics 137 (Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited, 2021).

Legislative Sunrises: Transitions, Veiled Commitments, and Carbon Taxes, in Frank Fagan and Saul Levmore (Eds.), The Timing of Lawmaking 130 (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2017), with Saul Levmore.

Legal Cycles and Stabilization Rules, in Frank Fagan and Saul Levmore (Eds.), The Timing of Lawmaking 11 (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2017).

Renovating the Efficiency of Common Law Hypothesis, in Frank Fagan and Saul Levmore (Eds.), The Timing of Lawmaking 280 (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2017).

Chair at Conference Panels: American Law & Economics Association, 2019; European Law & Economics Association 2019, 2020

Program Committees: European Law & Economics Association 2022; ACM Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAccT) 2022.

Presentations at Annual Conferences: American Law & Economics Association, 2017, 2020; Artificial Intelligence & Simulated Behavior Convention, 2019; Computational Legal Studies 2022; European Law & Economics Association 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021; German Law & Economics Association, 2021; International Meeting in Law & Economics 2018.

Presentations at Workshops: Authority for Communications Guarantees, Rome (Italy), 2018; ETH Zurich, Center for Law & Economics (Switzerland), 2019; Maastricht University School of Law (Netherlands), 2020; Science Po Law School, Paris (France), 2018; Singapore Management University Yong Pung How School of Law (2021); University of Eastern Piedmont (Italy), 2021; University of Oslo School of Law (Norway), 2018; University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2020; University of Virginia School of Law, 2019.

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