Areas of Specialization
Disability Law; Empirical Analysis of Law; Employment Discrimination Law; Labor Law
Property; Remedies; Torts
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
Christopher L. Griffin, Jr. received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude in International Political Economy from Georgetown Universitys School of Foreign Service. Following graduation, he completed the MPhil in Economics at Oxford as an Allbritton Scholar. Before attending law school, Christopher worked as a research associate at Yale Law School and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. A graduate of Yale Law School, Prof. Griffin received the Margaret Gruter Prize for the best paper on law and bioscience and was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics and a Coker Teaching Fellow. He also served as an Editor of the Yale Law Journal and Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review.
Prior to joining the William & Mary Law School faculty in 2012, Prof. Griffin was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke Law School. His research interests include empirical analysis of employment discrimination law, criminal procedure, and judicial decision-making.
- Explaining ADA Employment Discrimination Charges over the Business Cycle, 83 U. Cin. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2016). SSRN.
- Co-author, Self-Perception of Disability and Prospects for Employment Among U.S. Veterans, 50 Work 49 (2015) (with Michael Ashley Stein). SSRN.
- Co-author, Corrections for Racial Disparities in Law Enforcement, 55 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1365 (2014) (with Frank A. Sloan & Lindsey M. Eldred). SSRN.
- The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend and Membership in the State's Political Community, 29 Alaska L. Rev. 79 (2012) (invited). SSRN.
- Co-author, Assessing Post-ADA Employment: Some Econometric Evidence and Policy Considerations, 8 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 477 (2011) (with John J. Donohue III, Michael Ashley Stein & Sascha Becker). SSRN.
- Co-author, Disability-Selective Abortion and the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2009 Utah L. Rev. 845 (2009) (with Dov Fox). SSRN.
- Citizens' Capital Accounts: A Comment on Contributions, in Exporting the Alaska Model: Adapting the Permanent Fund Dividend for Reform Around the World 225 (Karl Widerquist & Michael Howard eds., Palgrave Macmillan 2012).
- Stakeholding Through the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend: Fitting Practice to Theory, in Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend: Examining Its Suitability as a Model 157 (Karl Widerquist & Michael Howard eds., Palgrave Macmillan 2012). SSRN.
- Child Trust Fund, in International Encyclopedia of Civil Society 130 (Helmut K. Anheier & Stefan Toepler eds., 2010).