Kieff named senior fellow at Hoover Institution

F. Scott Kieff, J.D., professor of law, has been named a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. He joins an esteemed roster that includes Nobel Laureates such as Washington University’s Douglass C. North, Ph.D., the Spencer T. Olin Professor in Arts and Sciences.

An expert on the interface among technology, law and business, Kieff focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation. Through Hoover, he directs the Project on Commercializing Innovation, which brings together leading thinkers from around the world to study the law, economics, business and politics of innovation. He previously served as a research fellow at Hoover.

“Scott’s appointment at the Hoover Institution recognizes his groundbreaking work at the intersection of legal, technological and innovative endeavors,” said Kent Syverud, J.D., law school dean and the Ethan A.H. Shepley University Professor.

“His ongoing affiliation with Hoover builds upon the work of law school faculty engaged in various interdisciplinary research partnerships and collaborations,” Syverud said.

Kieff said he is “excited to be investing in the synergies Washington University law faculty are developing with other institutions, including those with the schools of medicine and business and in the St. Louis community in general.”

Kieff also recently received a courtesy appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery, where he serves on the executive committee of the Center for Innovation in Neuroscience Technology.