Clayton Gillette is the Director of NYU’s Marron Institute of Urban Management and the Max E. Greenberg Professor of Contract Law at the NYU School of Law. Gillette teaches in the areas of local government law, commercial law, and contracts. As Director of the Marron Institute, Gillette oversees programs in which Marron faculty members work directly with localities, other governmental entities, and private parties to improve the delivery of municipal services.
He is the author of Local Redistribution and Local Democracy: Interest Groups and the Courts, and co-author of Local Government Law: Cases and Materials (with Lynn Baker), and Municipal Debt Finance Law (with Robert S. Amdursky and Allen G. Bass). He has written numerous articles on various aspects of local government law, with particular focus on municipal finance. Gillette’s work in local government explores subjects ranging from the appropriate degree of municipal fiscal autonomy, to the scope of home rule, to the appropriate allocation of municipal resources among residents, creditors, and other stakeholders in municipal bankruptcy.
Prior to joining the NYU faculty, Professor Gillette served as the Perre Bowen Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, and as Professor of Law and Warren Scholar in Municipal Law at Boston University. He was Vice Dean at NYU School of Law from 2004 to 2007 and has been a visiting professor at Columbia Law School and the University of Michigan School of Law.
Gillette received his B.A. from Amherst College and his J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law.