Matthew Wansley

Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law



Matthew Wansley researches risk regulation, with a focus on how legal institutions adapt to technological change.  He is particularly interested in tort, administrative, environmental, health, criminal, and insurance law. His research applies insights from the social sciences and philosophy to questions of institutional choice and institutional design.

He graduated Yale College in 2007 and Harvard Law School in 2010.  He clerked for Judge Scott Matheson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and Judge Edgardo Ramos on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  He was an associate at Shapiro Arato LLP, an appellate-focused litigation boutique.


"Experimental Torts" (work in progress)

Regulation of Emerging Risks, 69 Vanderbilt Law Review __ (forthcoming 2016)

Virtuous Capture, 67 Administrative Law Review 419 (2015)

Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Commitment Device, 87 Temple Law Review 447 (2015) (Selected for Honorable Mention in the 2016 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review)

"Scaled Punishments," 16 New Criminal Law Review 309 (2013)

Areas of Interest