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Daniel R. Fischel : Curriculum Vitae


University of Chicago Law School
JD, cum laude, 1977

  • Order of the Coif
  • Comment Editor, Vol. 44, University of Chicago Law Review
  • Approximately top 1 % of the Class
  • Awarded Casper Platt Award for best paper written by a student of the University of Chicago Law School
  • Awarded Jerome N. Frank Prize for excellence in legal writing while a member of the University of Chicago Law Review, 1974-1977
  • Studied law and economics with Richard Posner and other members of the faculty

Brown University
MA, American History, 1974

Cornell University
BA, 1972

  • Major-American History; minor-Economics


University of Chicago Law School
Lee and Brena Freeman Professor Emeritus of Law and Business, and Senior Lecturer, 2006-present
Dean, January 1999-February 2001
Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law and Business, July 1989-2006
Professor of Law, January 1984-July 1989
Visiting Professor of Law, July 1982-June 1983
Director, Law and Economics Program, January 1984-June 1991

University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
Professor of Law and Business, July 1987-June 1990 

Northwestern University School of Law
Jack N. Pritzker Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Fall 2002
Professor of Law, June 1982-January 1984
Associate Professor of Law, June 1981-June 1982
Assistant Professor of Law, June 1980-June 1981

Levy and Erens, Chicago, Illinois
Attorney, July 1979-June 1980

Associate Justice Potter Stewart of the United States Supreme Court
Law Clerk, 1978-1979

Judge Thomas E. Fairchild, Chief Judge of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Law Clerk, 1977-1978 


Lexecon Inc.
Chairman and President

Nextera Enterprises, Inc.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer


Member, American Economic Association, American Finance Association
Member, Board of Directors, Center for the Economy and the State
Former member, Mid-America Institute Task Force on Stock Market Collapse
Former Chairman, American Association of Law Schools' Section on Law and Economics