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Thomas J. Miles : Education and Experience


Harvard Law School
JD, cum laude, 2003

  • John M. Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics
  • Irving Oberman Memorial Award for Written Work on Corporate Governance
  • John M. Olin Prize for Written Work in Law and Economics

The University of Chicago
PhD, Department of Economics, 2000

  • Dissertation: "Three Empirical Essays in the Economics of Crime"
  • Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Fellowship
  • University of Chicago Century Scholarship
  • Illinois Economics Association Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper

Tufts University
BA, summa cum laude in political science and economics, 1990

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • James Vance Elliott Political Science Prize
  • Marion Ricker Houston Prize Scholarship in Economics


The University of Chicago Law School
Dean, 2015-present
Clifton R. Musser Professor of Law and Economics, 2013-present
Walter Mander Research Scholar, 2012-2015
Professor of Law, 2010-2012
Assistant Professor of Law, 2005-2010
Olin Fellow in Law and Economics 2004-2005
Faculty Affiliate, University of Chicago Crime Lab, 2009-present

Columbia Law School
James S. Carpentier Visiting Professor of Law, Autumn 2009 

The Honorable Jay S. Bybee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit San Francisco, CA
Law Clerk, 2003-2004

Ropes & Gray LLP Chicago, IL
Summer Associate, 2002

American Bar Foundation Chicago, IL
Doctoral Dissertation Fellow in residence, 1998-2000

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Research Department
Research Assistant and Associate to Director of Research, 1990-1993