Two professors will join the HLS full-time faculty in the fall: David Kennedy '80, a renowned expert in international law, and Jesse Fried '92, a leading expert in executive compensation, corporate governance, corporate bankruptcy and venture capital.
Kennedy, who was on the HLS faculty for 22 years, has recently been vice president for international affairs at Brown University. His research uses interdisciplinary materials from sociology and social theory, economics and history to explore issues of global governance, development policy and the nature of professional expertise. He will lead the new Institute for Global Law and Policy at HLS. It will succeed the European Law Research Center, which Kennedy founded and has been directing for 18 years.
Kennedy joined the HLS faculty in 1981 as a lecturer, was named a professor in 1986 and served as director of international and graduate legal studies from 1991 to 1997. He was app1ointed the Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law in 1994 and then the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law in 2003. At Brown, in addition to his post as vice president, he was a professor of law, the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor of International Relations and the interim director of the Watson Institute for International Studies.
He is the author of numerous books on international law, history and legal theory, including "Economic Development: An Intellectual History" (Princeton University Press, forthcoming) and "The Rights of Spring: A Memoir of Innocence Abroad" (Princeton University Press, 2009). Kennedy, a 1980 graduate of HLS, has an A.B. in history and international relations from Brown and an M.A.L.D. and a Ph.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts.
Most recently, Fried was a professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley. He also was a faculty co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy.
He is the co-author, along with HLS Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. '80 S.J.D. '84, of "Pay without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation," which argues that executive pay has been insufficiently tied to performance. The author of more than 20 scholarly articles on business law issues and a frequent commentator in the press, Fried is an editor of the Review of Law & Economics and has served as a referee for several journals.
He joined UC Berkeley as an assistant law professor and was named professor in 2003. During the 2008 winter term, he was a visiting professor at HLS. He has also been a visitor at Columbia University and Tel Aviv University.
Fried also practiced tax law at Sullivan & Worcester in Boston. From 1995 to 1997, he was a John Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. In addition to his J.D. from HLS, Fried earned an A.B. and an A.M. in economics from Harvard University.