Wayne Law names Ortman and Paul to research scholar positions

Wayne State University Law School is excited to announce the appointment of faculty members William Ortman and Sanjukta Paul to new endowed research scholar positions.

Edward M. Wise Research Scholar – Assistant Professor William Ortman

William OrtmanThe position honors the memory of Edward Wise, a renowned scholar and professor of criminal law, comparative law, international criminal law, and legal history, who taught at the Law School from 1965 until his death in 2000. It memorializes him as a scholar and as an invaluable mentor.

Ortman’s scholarship focuses on the legal and institutional design of criminal justice. His paper When Plea Bargaining Became Normal (forthcoming, Boston University Law Review) was selected for presentation at the prestigious Stanford/Harvard/Yale Junior Faculty Forum this year. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including the Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Washington University Law Review, and Michigan Law Review.

Ortman’s co-authored paper The Defender General (forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review) was the subject of discussion in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Bloomberg Law and The Appeal. His co-authored paper The Lottery Docket (Michigan Law Review) won an honorable mention award in the AALS Scholarly Papers Competition. He was previously a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School.

Romano Stancroff Research Scholar – Assistant Professor Sanjukta Paul

Sanjukta PaulThe Romano Stancroff Research Scholar was established by Mark Romano ’90 and Steve Stancroff ’90, partners in Romano Stancroff PC, a consumer protection law firm.

Paul is a preeminent scholar on the intersection of antitrust and the gig economy. Her book, Solidarity in the Shadow of Antitrust: Labor and the Legal Idea of Competition, is forthcoming by Cambridge University Press in 2021. Her work has appeared or will appear in journals including the UCLA Law Review and Law & Contemporary Problems. Paul is currently co-editing a comparative law collection, Labor in Competition Law, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. She has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, and is a member of the Open Markets Institute’s Academic Advisory Board. This fall, the People’s Parity Project named Paul to its judicial shortlist. She also is the recipient of the 2020 Michael J. Zimmer Memorial Award from the Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law.  

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Contact: Kaylee Place
Email: kaylee.place@wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-4629


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