Jeremy Kidd

Professor of Law
Drake University Law School

Jeremy Kidd is a law and economics scholar who specializes in public choice theory. His primary research focus is on how special interests use the various mechanisms of government to achieve their private ends. Applying theories of “rent seeking,” he has published and presented on the topics of hedge fund regulation, third-party legal funding, and the failure of government regulation to achieve its stated goals. His research has appeared in such publications as the University of California Davis Law Review and the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. His teaching interests span a variety of commercial law and corporate law courses.

Prof. Kidd received his J.D. with honors from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University in 2007 and his Ph.D. in Economics from the John M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University in 2009. A member of the Utah Bar and the District of Columbia Bar, he has practiced as an Associate with Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll in Washington, DC, and with Strong & Hanni in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has filed a number of amicus briefs at the Supreme Court of the United States and was sworn in as a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar in February of 2017. Prior to entering academia, Prof. Kidd also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ted Stewart, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah, and the Honorable Alice M. Batchelder, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Judicial Circuit.