Saul Levmore came to the Law School from the University of Virginia in 1998. He was the Dean of the University of Chicago Law School from 2001 to 2009, and since then has been the William B. Graham Distinguished Service Professor of Law. He has been a visiting professor at Yale, Harvard, Michigan, and Northwestern. He has taught and written about torts, corporations, copyright, non-profit organizations, comparative law, public choice, corporate tax, commercial law, insurance, and contracts. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a past president of the American Law Deans Association, and a past trustee of the Law School Admissions Council and of the Skadden Foundation. Away from law, he has been an advisor on corporate governance issues and on development strategies and is the author of a book on games and puzzles. His writing continues to cut across many fields, and most recently has concerned informants, anti-obesity and savings strategies, double jeopardy, contractual and criminal threats, and incentives for evidence production.
BA, 1973, Columbia College; PhD (economics), 1978, Yale University; JD, 1980, Yale University; LLD (hon.), 1995, IIT Chicago-Kent Law School