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Steve Calandrillo

Professor of Law, University of Washington

Steve Calandrillo joined the UW law school faculty in 2000, was named Charles Stone Professor of Law in 2009, and Jeffrey & Susan Brotman Professor in 2015. Prior to teaching, he clerked for Judge Alfred Goodwin on the Ninth Circuit and practiced corporate law at Foster Pepper in Seattle. Calandrillo graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School where he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law & Economics and a member of the Harvard Journal on Legislation.

Calandrillo's scholarship utilizes economic analysis to address controversial law and public policy topics, including daylight saving time, minimum wage legislation, organ donation, compulsory vaccinations, assisted suicide, punitive damages, baseball's designated-hitter and instant replay rules, tort law's eggshell plaintiff rule, and U.S. health and safety regulatory policy. His recent articles have appeared in a variety of top law reviews, including Boston University, George Washington, William & Mary, Georgia, Ohio State, and Wake Forest Law Reviews as well as Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance.

Calandrillo teaches Contract Law, Law & Economics, Advanced Torts, and Law & Medicine, and is a frequent speaker nationally on those subjects. He has earned the University of Washington's Distinguished Teaching Award, and is a five-time recipient of the Philip Trautman Professor of the Year Award at the law school. He served as Associate Dean for Faculty from 2009-10, and was Faculty Advisor to the Washington Law Review from 2007-11. He was also on the Advisory Board of LifeSharers, a national non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of patients awaiting organ transplants.

He has co-authored four amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.


  • 2000–present
    Brotman Professor of Law, U. of Washington School of Law