The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Ignacio Cofone will be joining the Faculty as an Assistant Professor, starting August 1, 2018.
Ignacio Cofone's research explores how private law regulates information and what are the social consequences of these regulatory choices. Bringing together information privacy, contract law, and behavioral economics, his work has been published in law journals in Europe, South America, and the United States.
Before joining McGill, Professor Cofone was a research fellow at the NYU Information Law Institute, a resident fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project, and a legal advisor for the City of Buenos Aires. He has taught courses at Yale University as a Teaching Fellow, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Palermo at Buenos Aires, Torcuato Di Tella University, and the University of Buenos Aires.
A lawyer and an economist, Professor Cofone received his law degree from Austral University, an MA from the University of Bologna, a joint PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam and Hamburg University, where he was an Erasmus Mundus Fellow, as well as an LLM and JSD from Yale Law School.
Professor Cofone’s latest projects tackle how to model and measure privacy harms and how to design informational rules that prevent discrimination in employment. This academic year, he will teach Business Associations and Information Privacy Law.
“Ignacio Cofone’s law degrees from Austral University in his native Argentina and Yale University prepare him beautifully for McGill Law’s distinctive integrated approach to teaching and research,” said Dean Robert Leckey. “His doctorate in economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and Hamburg University will help us to realize further our program’s interdisciplinary ambitions.”