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Richard A. Posner : Education and Experience


Harvard University
LLB, magna cum laude, 1962

  • Fay Diploma
  • Sears and Beale Prizes
  • President, Harvard Law Review

Yale University
AB, summa cum laude, 1959

  • Phi Beta Kappa (elected junior year)
  • Scholar of the House
  • Saybrook Fellows' Prize


The University of Chicago Law School
Senior Lecturer, 1981-present
Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law, 1978-1981
Professor of Law, 1969-1978

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Circuit Judge, 1981-present
Chief Judge, 1993-2000

Lexecon Inc.
President, 1977-1981

National Bureau of Economic Research
Research Associate, 1971-1981

Stanford University
Associate Professor of Law, 1968-1969

President's Task Force on Communications Policy
General Counsel, 1967-1968

Solicitor General's Office
Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States (Thurgood Marshall), 1965-1967

Federal Trade Commission
Assistant to Commissioner Philip Elman, 1963-1965

Supreme Court of the United States
Law Clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., 1962-1963