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Jay Varellas

Jay Varellas is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and the project lead for the Law and Political Economy Project’s Anti-Monopoly and Regulated Industries Summer Academy.  He is also co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law and Political Economy, a peer-reviewed journal that will begin publishing in Fall 2020, and of counsel at Varellas & Varellas, a Kentucky law firm that focuses on representing plaintiffs in civil litigation. 

Before beginning his doctoral studies, he worked as a commercial litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and Fenwick & West in San Francisco.  He earned his J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and his M.A. in Global Political Economy as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Sussex. Jay’s current research, which is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, focuses on law and political economy in a variety of contexts, including corporate governance, constitutional political economy, and regulatory enforcement.