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Prof. Steven Hetcher

Vanderbilt University Law School
Steven HetcherSteven A. Hetcher's research focuses on the role of social norms in the law. In particular, he challenges the first-generation economic account of various substantive areas within the regulatory state apparatus such as copyright, tort, and privacy law. The larger substantive goal is to develop a norms-based jurisprudence of intellectual property. Hetcher joined the Vanderbilt law faculty in 1998 after practicing at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C.


  • J.D. Yale University
  • Ph.D. (Philosophy) University of Illinois
  • M.A. (Public Policy) University of Chicago
  • B.A. University of Wisconsin


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