Professor Gregory Klass received his BA from Carleton College, a PhD in philosophy from The Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, and his JD from Yale Law School. After graduating from law school, Professor Klass clerked for Guido Calabresi on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Before coming to Georgetown, he served as an Assistant Solicitor General in the Office of the New York State Attorney General.
Professor Klass’s scholarship focuses on contract law and legal theory. He has written on fraud liability between contracting parties, remedies for bad faith breach and other noncooperative behavior, intent to contract requirements, the relationship between contract law and extra-legal norms, and the general theory of contract law. In 2006 Professor Klass was awarded the Scribes Book Award for Insincere Promises: The Law of Misrepresented Intent, which he co-authored with Ian Ayres.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
Professors Hope Babcock, Gregg Bloche, John Copacino, Deborah Epstein, Daniel Ernst, James Feinerman, Anne Fleming, Sheila Foster, Maria Glover, Vida Johnson, Gregory Klass, David Luban, Allegra McLeod, Naomi Mezey, Sherally Munshi, Alicia Plerhoples, Jarrod Reich, Tanina Rostain, Rima Sirota, Abbe Smith, and Kristen Tiscione are among 1700 signatories on a letter, published by The New York Times, delivered to the United States Senate, October 4, 2018, presenting concerns of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's qualifications to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
"Tribune's Sinclair Complaint Likely End: Settlement, Not Trial," coverage by Communications Daily and Consumer Electronics Daily, August 15, 2018, quoting Professor Gregory Klass.
"FAN 146 (First Amendment News) Upcoming Conference: “Truth, Lies and the Constitution”," coverage in Concurring Opinions, April 5, 2017, featuring Professor Gregory Klass.
"What is Donald Trump hiding in his tax returns? And will they ever see the light of day?" an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2017, quoting Professor Gregory Klass.