Sean Farhang

Sean Farhang is a Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Starting in the Fall of 2016, he will also serve as the Nathaniel Fensterstock Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia University and in the Spring 2017, he will serve as a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale University. Professor Farhang earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, M.A. in Philosophy and J.D. from New York University, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.

Professor Farhang specializes in civil litigation and the role of litigation in regulatory implementation and the social forces influencing these changes.

Representative Publications

Farhang, Sean, and Miranda Yaver. “Divided Government and the Fragmentation of American Law.” American Journal of Political Science (2015).

Farhang, Sean. “Legislative‐Executive Conflict and Private Statutory Litigation in the United States: Evidence from Labor, Civil Rights, and Environmental Law.” Law & Social Inquiry 37.3 (2012): 657-685.

Farhang, Sean, and Gregory Wawro. “Institutional Dynamics on the US Court of Appeals: Minority Representation under Panel Decision Making.” Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 20.2 (2004): 299-330.


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