Two Law Scholars Join UW Law Faculty: Nate Atkinson (Business Law) & Stephanie Holmes Didwania (Criminal Justice)

The University of Wisconsin Law School is thrilled to welcome two new faculty members:

Photo Nate AtkinsonNate Atkinson is an assistant professor whose research focuses on the fields of corporate misconduct, contract law, and social choice theory. As an economist, Atkinson applies quantitative analysis to the study of the law. Atkinson’s current research projects include examining how prosecutors’ concerns for collateral consequences affect their assessments of corporate penalties; estimating corporations’ profits from violating environmental laws; the behavioral effects of efforts clauses in contract design; and the design of better procedures for aggregating preferences. Learn more about Professor Atkinson.


Photo Stephanie Holmes DidwaniaStephanie Holmes Didwania joins the UW Law faculty as an assistant professor. She is a quantitative empirical scholar who studies the criminal legal system. She is primarily interested in understanding how prosecutors exercise discretion in criminal cases and in pretrial detention. In addition to studying the criminal system, Professor Didwania has also written on the economics of intellectual property and innovation in the music industry. She teaches courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, and empirical analysis. Learn more about Professor Didwania