Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies



The Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies honors the legacy of Henry G. Manne– Dean Emeritus of George Mason University School of Law, founder of the Law & Economics Center, and champion of the free-market foundations of the law and economics movement.

Dean Manne was a trailblazer in the development of law and economics, not only as a prominent and influential scholar, but also as an academic entrepreneur. He spurred the development of law and economics into the most influential area of legal scholarship through his Economics Institute for Law Professors and Law Institutes for Economics Professors. And, in 1976, he offered the first LEC Economics Institute for Federal Judges.

The LEC’s Manne Program was established in 2010 to build upon the work of Dean Manne and to promote law and economics scholarship by funding faculty research and hosting research roundtables and policy-relevant academic conferences. As the program has grown, attendance has increased to include not only academics, but also various constituencies from the policy community, including economists and lawyers from federal agencies, Capitol Hill, and state attorneys general offices.

The Manne Program also provides support for activities that benefits the students, faculty, and alumni of George Mason University School of Law as well as the broader group of law and economics scholars.



Jeffrey T. Smith, Coordinator, Henry G. Manne Programs
jsmithq@gmu.edu | 703.993.8382