Myriam Gilles

Former Fellow, 2005-2006

Home Institution, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

LAPA Fellow, 2005-2006

LAPA Fellow

 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue (at 12th Street), New York, New York 10003

 Curriculum Vitae

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While at LAPA
Myriam Gilles is a Professor of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. She received an A.B. in History and Literature from Harvard College and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Her areas of interest include tort and litigation reform; class action practice; and civil rights and structural reform litigation. Her articles have appeared in the Columbia Law Journal, the California Law Review, and other scholarly journals. In 2004, she was a visiting professor at the University of Virginia Law School. While at Princeton, she will explore the concept of entrepreneurial litigation in contemporary American legal practice by considering the ways in which entrepreneurism influences substantive legal doctrine and procedure, effects the way lawyers are perceived by the public, provides a target for litigation reformers, and blurs the traditional lines between plaintiffs' and defendants' counsel.
Publications: 
"Exploding The Class Action Agency Costs Myth: The Social Utility of Entrepreneurial Lawyers" (with Gary B. Friedman), 155 U. Penn. L. Rev. 103 (2006).

"Opting Out of Liability: The Forthcoming Near-Total Demise of the Modern Class Action," 104 Mich. L. Rev. 373 (2005).