Associate Professor of Law
Research & Teaching AreasContracts; Legal Philosophy; Comparative Law; Labor Law
BioAditi Bagchi teaches Contracts and Labor Law. Her writing in contract theory challenges classical views of contractual obligation. For example, she questions its promissory foundation (Separating Contract and Promise, Promises and Permissions in Contract) and its fully voluntary character (Promises and Permissions in Contract, Normative Triangulation in Contract Interpretation). She has argued that contract may be multilateral and dynamic (Parallel Contract) and has examined considerations of distributive justice in the formation, interpretation, and enforcement of contract (Distributive Injustice and Private Law, Managing Moral Risk: the Case of Contract, Distributive Justice and Contract). She has explored these issues with respect to employment and consumer contracts in particular (The Myth of Equality in the Employment Relation, Unequal Promises, Unions and the Duty of Good Faith in Employment Contracts). Professor Bagchi also has a related interest in the comparative political economy of contract, labor, and corporate law (The Political Economy of Regulating Contract, Varieties of Employee Ownership, The Political Economy of Merger Regulation). View her Research page to learn more about her scholarly interests.
Professor Bagchi previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Before teaching, she was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and a clerk for Judge Julio Fuentes on the United State Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.