Faculty Profile

Mr. Uzair Kayani

Visiting Assistant Professor

Law & Policy

Uzair teaches Torts, Commercial Law, and Law & Economics. Tort liability distributes the costs of social and economic harms to those parties that can best prevent, bear, or insure against them. Commercial law sets default rules for market exchange (sales, negotiable instruments, and securities), and market participants (partnerships, corporations, and hybrid forms). Economic analysis of law applies microeconomic insights (primarily price theory, game theory, and social choice) to study the incentives created by law and other forms of regulation.

Uzair studied social choice and game theory with Professors Elizabeth M. Penn and John W. Patty at Washington University in St. Louis. He studied law and economics with Professor Richard Epstein, Judge Richard Posner, Professor William Landes, and Professor Douglas Baird at the University of Chicago. Earlier, Uz studied political philosophy, literature, and the Classics at Middlebury College (Vermont) and Deep Springs College (California).

Uz spends his free time toying with economic models and math puzzles, playing chess, writing, and playing guitar.

    • Others
      • Kayani, U. (2015). Drone Strikes Raise Specter of Lives we Grieve and Lives we Don't.
      • Kayani, U. (2015). Myths About the Stock Exchange.
      • Kayani, U. (2015). Case to make FDI stay in Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2015). Treasury Yield Curve: Not all is Doom and Gloom.
    • PaperI
      • Kayani, U. (2016). International Trade Law: Strategies, Pitfalls, and Controversies. Government Officers' Fellowship Programme, Research Society for International Law, Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2015). Human Rights and Constitutional Protection. American Bar Assoc. Rule of Law Initiative, Islamabad, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2015). The Convention Against Torture. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Quetta, Karachi and Islamabad, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2015). Human Rights and Human Development: Two Paradigms of Progress. Pakistan Ministry of Human Rights, Islamabad, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2014). A Critique of Bilateral Investment Treaties with Developing Countries. Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Lahore, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2014). Alternative Dispute Resolution Versus Litigation. Punjab Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Lahore, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2014). Arbitral Awards under the Indus Waters Treaty. Indus Waters Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2014). National Sovereignty and International Security. Research Society for International Law, Lahore, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2014). The United Nations Convention Against Torture: Implications for Domestic Law. Punjab Judicial Academy, Lahore, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2014). Barriers to Modernization: How protectionism impedes progress. Asian Law Institute, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
      • Kayani, U. (2014). Human Rights and Constitutional Protection (American Bar Assoc. Rule of Law Initiative, Islamabad. Organization & Environment, Islambad, Pakistan.
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SemesterTitleCode
Fall Semester 2017-18Torts1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Independent Study1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Business Law1701
Spring Semester 2016-17Senior Project1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Independent Study1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Commercial Law1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Law and Economics1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Business Law1602
Fall Semester 2016-17Torts1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Business Law1601
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Commercial Law1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Law and Economics1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Business Law1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Torts1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Independent Study1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Business Law1501
Spring Semester 2014-15Independent Study1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Independent Study1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Commercial Law1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Law and Economics1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Business Law1402
Fall Semester 2014-15Torts1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Independent Study1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Introduction to Game Theory1401
  • Past Courses
    SemesterTitleCode
    Spring Semester 2013-14Senior Project1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Commercial Law1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Law and Economics1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14Torts1301
    Summer Semester 2012-13Independent Study1203
    Spring Semester 2012-13Senior Project1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Independent Study1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Commercial Law1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Law and Economics1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13Torts1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Independent Study1201