Professor Bronsteen joined the Loyola faculty in 2005. His research applies the findings of hedonic psychology (the study of what makes people happy) to civil settlement, criminal punishment, and regulatory decisionmaking. His articles have been published in the Columbia Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the California Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal, among many others.
After graduating from law school, Professor Bronsteen clerked for Chief Judge Douglas Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He was then an associate at Goldstein & Howe in Washington, D.C., where he primarily worked on the litigation of U.S. Supreme Court cases. Before coming to Loyola, he spent two years as a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.
A.B., Harvard, 1997
J.D., Yale, 2001
Well-Being Analysis vs. Cost-Benefit Analysis, 62 Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2013) (with Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan Masur)
52 American Journal of Legal History 240 (2012) (peer reviewed) (solicited book review of "Wholesale Justice" by Martin Redish)
Retribution and the Experience of Punishment, 98 California L. Rev. 1463 (2010) (with Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan Masur)
Welfare as Happiness, 98 Georgetown L.J. 1583 (2010) (with Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan Masur)
Happiness and Punishment, 76 U. Chicago L. Rev. 1037 (2009) (with Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan Masur)
Some Thoughts About the Economics of Settlement, 78 Fordham L. Rev. 1129 (2009) (symposium)
Retribution's Role, 84 Indiana L.J. 1129 (2009)
Describing the Effect of Adaptation on Settlement, 109 Columbia L. Rev. Sidebar 21 (2009) (with Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan Masur)
Hedonic Adaptation and the Settlement of Civil Lawsuits, 108 Columbia L. Rev. 1516 (2008) (with Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan Masur)
ERISA, Agency Costs, and the Future of Health Care in the United States, 76 Fordham L. Rev. 2297 (2008) (with Brendan Maher and Peter Stris)
Against Summary Judgment, 75 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 522 (2007)
Class Action Settlements: An Opt-in Proposal, 2005 U. Illinois L. Rev. 903 (2005)
The Class Action Rule, 78 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1419 (2003) (with Owen Fiss)
Writing a Legal Memo (Foundation Press 2006).