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Lee Fennell : Education and Experience


Georgetown University Law Center
JD, magna cum laude, May 1990

  • Order of the Coif
  • Topics Editor, American Criminal Law Review
  • John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics

The University of Virginia
Scholar-in-Residence, School of Law, Fall 1998-Spring 1999
Henry Hoyns Fellow in Fiction; MFA in fiction writing, May 1998

Baylor University
BBA, summa cum laude in public administration, August 1987


The University of Chicago Law School
Max Pam Professor of Law, 2011-present
Ronald H. Coase Research Scholar, 2015-17
Co-director, Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy, 2014-present
Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar, 2012-2014
Professor, 2007-2011
Bigelow Teaching Fellow, 1999–2001

  • Entry-Level Chair, Appointments Committee, 2013-2014 
  • Lateral Chair, Appointments Committee, 2012-2013
  • Bigelow Program Committee, 2010-2012
  • Appointments Committee, 2008-2010
  • Law Teaching: Placement of Graduates Committee, 2007-08, 2016-17

The University of Illinois College of Law
Professor, 2006-2007
Associate Professor, 2004-2006
Associate Director, Illinois Program in Law and Economics

  • Courses: Property; Land Use; Statutory Interpretation—Fair Housing; Advanced Law and Economics (co-taught with Thomas S. Ulen)
  • Admissions Committee, spring 2007
  • Scholarship Committees, spring 2007 
  • Curriculum Committee, 2004-2005
  • Academic Affairs Committee, 2004-2005

University of Virginia School of Law
Visiting Professor, fall 2006

  • Courses: Social Welfare Law; Tragedies of the Commons and Anticommons

New York University School of Law
Visiting Professor, spring 2006

  • Courses: Fair Housing; Colloquium on the Law, Economics, and Politics of Urban Affairs (co-taught with Vicki Been and Ingrid Gould Ellen)

Yale Law School
Visiting Associate Professor, fall 2005

  • Courses: Property; Social Welfare Policy

University of Texas School of Law
Assistant Professor, 2001-2004

  • Courses: Property; Social Welfare Law; Economics, Behavior, and the Law
  • Rules and Standards Committee, 2003-2004
  • Appointments Committee, 2002-2003
  • Curriculum Committee, 2001-2002

Virginia School Boards Association Charlottesville, VA
Staff Attorney, September 1998-July 1999

University of Virginia
English Department, Instructor, 1997-1998

  • Courses: Introductory Fiction Writing

State and Local Legal Center Washington, D.C.
Associate Counsel, November 1992 -June 1996

Pettit & Martin Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, CA
Associate, September 1990-November 1992