Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies


The LEC’s Henry Manne Program promotes law and economics scholarship by funding faculty research, convening research roundtables, and hosting policy-relevant academic workshops and conferences. The program also provides support for activities that benefit the students, faculty, and alumni of George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School as well as scholars and legal and policy professionals more broadly.

Established in 2010 to honor the legacy of Henry G. Manne – legendary former Dean of the Antonin Scalia Law School, founder of the Law & Economics Center, and one of the founding fathers of the law and economics movement – the program seeks to improve the quality of legal scholarship by offering educational workshops on important and topical areas of study.

Since its founding, the Manne Program’s workshops and research roundtables have included more than 2,000 participants from 429 academic institutions. In addition to its core constituency of academics, Manne Program events also attract attendance from the policy community, including economists and lawyers from federal agencies, Capitol Hill, state government offices, and the non-profit and for-profit research sectors.

Henry G. Manne Program offerings include:

  • Research Events: Faculty forums and research roundtables promote law and economics studies by funding faculty research and commissioning scholarly papers.
  • Conferences and Symposia: Policy-relevant academic conferences and symposia are offered each year and attract national and state policymakers and regulatory officers.
  • Law & Economics Education Programs: The Economics Institute for Law Professors is a program designed to enhance participants’ understanding of economics and refine their analytical abilities in order to introduce greater economic sophistication and policy relevance to their legal scholarship and teaching. Manne Program workshops are held throughout the year to spark interest in law and economics research on a variety of topical issues.

Questions? Please contact Angelica Sisson at asisson2@gmu.edu or 703.993.2566.