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Professor Braucher's expertise spans contracts, commercial law and bankruptcy. Her scholarship focuses on software contracts and creditors' and debtors' rights, particularly credit regulation, individual bankruptcy, and mitigation of the foreclosure crisis. Professor Braucher is one of the authors of the two-volume casebook, Contracts: Law in Action (Lexis-Nexis, 3rd ed., forthcoming 2010 and 2011). In first-year contracts, she emphasizes how transactional law works in practice, with parties typically adjusting relationships rather than litigating disputes. In the upper level, she teaches the basic bankruptcy course and also an advanced commercial law course highlighting the law's adjustment to the digital era, with the Internet used to enter into contracts and software deals as a leading type of transaction. She served as an adviser on the American Law Institute project, Principles of the Law of Software Contracts, published in 2010. She has twice served as chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Creditors' and Debtors' Rights and is writing a casebook for Thomson West, Consumer Credit and Consumer Bankruptcy.
Professor Orbach’s primary areas of expertise are antitrust, regulation, intellectual property, and economic analysis of law. His scholarship focuses on antitrust law, social and economic regulation, and the motion picture industry. In addition to his frequent articles in these areas, Professor Orbach is working on two books: (1) The Regulatory State: Concept, Principles, and Problems (Foundation Press) and (2) Reel Law: A Legal History of the American Motion Picture Industry (Yale University Press).
At the College, Professor Orbach is teaching a wide-range of courses. He developed the first-year course, The Regulatory State. At the upper-level division, Professor Orbach is teaching courses in antitrust, intellectual property, and economic analysis of law.
Professor Sepe's areas of expertise include business organizations, corporate finance, contract theory, and law and economics. His scholarship focuses on corporate governance, corporate finance, and the theory of institutions. He holds doctoral degrees in both law and economics. Professor Sepe practiced banking and finance law at Clifford Chance, an international law firm based in London, and worked as an investment banker at Fortress Investment Group in London and New York.
Professor Sjostrom teaches business organizations, securities regulation, and mergers and acquisitions. His scholarship focuses on securities regulation and corporate governance. Before entering academia, Professor Sjostrom was a law firm associate and then in-house attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His practice included public and private securities offerings, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.