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Daniel R. Fischel : Education and Experience


The 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 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 in American history, 1974

Cornell University
BA in American history, 1972

  • Minor in economics


The 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

The 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 Chicago, IL 
Law Clerk, 1977-1978