Jeremy Kidd

School

  • Columbus School of Law
  • Expertise

  • Litigation Funding
  • Corporate Law
  • Contract Law
  • Microeconomic Price Theory
  • Public Choice Economics
  • Jeremy Kidd is a corporate law scholar who uses the tools of law and economics—specifically public choice theory—to investigate how special interests use the various mechanisms of government to achieve their private ends. Applying theories of “rent seeking,” he has published and presented on the topics of hedge fund regulation, third-party legal funding, and the failure of government regulation to achieve its stated goals. His research has appeared in such publications as the University of California Davis Law Review, the Alabama Law Review, and the Washington and Lee Law Review. His teaching interests span a variety of commercial law and corporate law courses.

     

    Research and Writing

    • Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Run: The Ballad of Billy Walters, 14 TENN. J. L. & POL’Y (2020) (forthcoming).
    • Who’s Afraid of Uber?, 20 NEV. L.J. 581 (2020).
    • New Metrics and the Politics of Judicial Selection, 70 ALA. L. REV. 783 (2019).
    • Probate Funding and the Litigation Funding Debate, 76 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 259 (2019).
    • Fintech: Antidote to Rent-Seeking?, 93 CHI.-KENT L. REV. 165 (2018).
    • Quacks or Bootleggers: Who’s Really Regulating Hedge Funds?, 75 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 367 (2018).
    • Clarifying the Probate Lending Debate: A Response to Professors Horton and Chandrasekher, 93 NOTRE DAME L. REV. ONLINE 149 (2018).
    • The Economics of Workplace Drug Testing, 50 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 707 (2016).
    • Trucker Shortage as Government Failure, 1 LOYOLA U. CHI. J. REG. COMPLIANCE 7 (2016).
    • Modelling the Likely Effects of Litigation Financing, 47 LOYOLA U. CHI. L.J. 1239 (2016).
    • Kindergarten Coase, 17 GREEN BAG 2D 141 (2014).
    • Rich, Smart, Honest?: Does Success Lead to Unethical Lawyering, 10 ST. THOMAS L. J. 243 (2012), with Michael Krauss
    • Does Increased Litigation Increase Justice in a Second-Best World?, in THE AMERICAN ILLNESS (Frank Buckley ed., Yale University Press, 2012), with Todd Zywicki
    • To Fund or Not To Fund: The Need for Second-Best Solutions to the Litigation Finance Dilemma, 8 J. L. ECON. & POL’Y 613 (2012)
    • Survival of the Fittest: The Origins and Evolution of the Substantial-Similarity Doctrine, 57 WAYNE L. REV. 423 (2012), with David C. Viano and Evan Stephenson
    • Public Choice and Tort Reform, in MATERIALS ON TORT REFORM, Andrew F. Popper, ed. (2010), with Todd Zywicki Collateral Source and Tort’s Soul, 48 LOUISVILLE L. REV. 1 (2009), with Michael Krauss
    • An Economic Model Costing “Early Offers” Medical Malpractice Reform, 35 N.M. L. REV. 259 (2005), with Jeffrey O’Connell and Evan Stephenson.
    • Brief of the Cato Institute as Amicus Curiae in support of Petitioner, Frank v. Gaos, No. 17-961 (U.S. S. Ct. 2018).
    • Brief of the Cato Institute as Amicus Curiae in support of Petitioner, Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Frank v. Gaos, No. 17-961 (U.S. S. Ct. 2018).
    • Brief of Amici Jeremy Kidd and the American Legal Finance Association in Support of Appellees, Ruth v. Cherokee Funding LLC, No. S17C2021 (Ga. S. Ct. 2017).
    • Brief of Amici Jeremy Kidd and the American Legal Finance Association in Support of Appellants, Cherokee Funding LLC v. Ruth, No. A17A0132 (Ga. Ct. App. 2016).
    • Brief of the Cato Institute as Amicus Curiae in support of Petitioner, Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Blackman v. Gascho, No. 16-364 (U.S. S. Ct. 2016).
    • Brief of the Cato Institute as Amicus Curiae in support of Petitioner, Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Schulman v. LexisNexis Risk and Information Analytics Group, Inc., No. 15-1420 (U.S. S. Ct. 2016).
    • Brief of the Cato Institute as Amicus Curiae in support of Petitioner, Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Frank v. Poertner, No. 15-765 (U.S. S. Ct. 2016).
    • Brief of the Cato Institute as Amicus Curiae in support of Petitioner, Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Marek v. Lane, 134 S. Ct. 8, No. 13-136 (2013).