Lee Fennell

Lee Fennell

Max Pam Professor of Law

Lee Fennell joined the Law School faculty in 2007, having previously served as a Bigelow Fellow from 1999 to 2001. In the intervening years, she taught at the University of Texas School of Law from 2001 to 2004 and at the University of Illinois College of Law from 2004 to 2007. She has also held visiting positions at Yale Law School, NYU School of Law, and the University of Virginia School of Law. She received her JD magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1990. Before teaching law, she practiced at Pettit & Martin, the State and Local Legal Center, and the Virginia School Boards Association.

Her teaching and research interests include property, torts, land use, housing, social welfare law, state and local government law, and public finance. She is the author of The Unbounded Home: Property Values Beyond Property Lines (Yale University Press 2009) and Slices and Lumps: Division and Aggregation in Law and Life (University of Chicago Press, 2019), as well as many articles and essays.

Education

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
MFA in fiction writing, May 1998
Henry Hoyns Fellow in Fiction

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

Experience

The University of Chicago Law School
Max Pam Professor of Law, 2011-present
Ronald H. Coase Research Scholar, 2015-2018
Co-director, Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy, 2014-2018
Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar, 2012-2014
Professor, 2007-2011
Bigelow Teaching Fellow, 1999–2001
Committee Service:

  • Entry-Level Chair, Appointments Committee, 2013-2014 
  • Lateral Chair, Appointments Committee, 2012-2013
  • Bigelow Program Committee, 2010-2012
  • Appointments Committee, 2008-2010, 2017-18
  • Law Teaching: Placement of Graduates Committee, 2007-08, 2016-19

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

Books (Author)

  • Slices and Lumps: Division and Aggregation in Law and Life (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming).
  • The Unbounded Home: Property Values Beyond Property Lines (Yale University Press, 2009).cu www

Books (Editor)

  • Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy. (Cambridge University Press, 2017) (edited with Benjamin J. Keys) (Open Access full text available). cu www
  • Fairness in Law and Economics. (Edward Elgar, 2013) (edited with Richard H. McAdams). cu www

Journal Articles

  • "Property Beyond Exclusion," 61 William and Mary Law Review __ (forthcoming 2019). ssrn
  • "Property Attachments," 87 University of Chicago Law Review Online 55 (2019). ssrn
  • "Inversion Aversion," 86 University of Chicago Law Review 797 (2019) (with Richard H. McAdams). ssrn
  • "Personalizing Precommitment," 86 University of Chicago Law Review 433 (2019). ssrn cu
  • "Accidents and Aggregates," 59 William and Mary Law Review 2371 (2018). ssrn cu
  • "Searching for Fair Housing," 97 Boston University Law Review 349 (2017). ssrn cu
  • "Fee Simple Obsolete," 91 New York University Law Review 1457 (2016). ssrn cu
  • "The Distributive Deficit in Law and Economics," 100 Minnesota Law Review 1051 (2016) (with Richard H. McAdams). ssrn cu
  • "Because and Effect: Another Take on Inclusive Communities," 68 Stanford Law Review Online 85 (2016) (response to Noah D. Zatz, The Many Meanings of "Because Of:": A Comment on inclusive Communities Project, 68 Stan. L. Rev. Online 68 2015). cu www
  • "Co-location, Co-location, Co-location: Land Use and Housing Priorities Reimagined," 39 Vermont Law Review 925 (2015) (Norman Williams lecture). cu www
  • "Do Not Cite or Circulate," 18 Green Bag 151 (2015). ssrn cu www
  • "Agglomerama," 2014 Brigham Young University Law Review 1373 (2015). ssrn cu
  • "Slicing Spontaneity," 100 Iowa Law Review 2365 (2015). ssrn cu
  • "Forcings," 114 Columbia Law Review 1297 (2014). ssrn cu
  • "Partition and Revelation," 81 University of Chicago Law Review 27 (2014) (with Yun-chien Chang). ssrn cu
  • "Exactions Creep," 2013 Supreme Court Review 287 (2014) (with Eduardo Peñalver). cu www
  • "The Problem of Resource Access," 126 Harvard Law Review 1471 (2013). ssrn cu
  • "Property in Housing," 12 Academia Sinica Law Journal 31 (2013). ssrn cu
  • "Crowdsourcing Land Use," 78 Brooklyn Law Review 385 (2013). ssrn cu
  • "Just Enough," 113 Columbia Law Review Sidebar 109 (2013). ssrn cu
  • "Picturing Takings," 88 Notre Dame Law Review 57 (2012) (Figures in PowerPoint format). ssrn cu
  • "Options for Owners and Outlaws," 1 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal 239 (2012). cu www
  • "Lumpy Property," 160 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1955 (2012). ssrn cu
  • "Willpower Taxes," 99 Georgetown Law Journal 1371 (2011). ssrn cu
  • "Unbundling Risk," 60 Duke Law Journal 1285 (2011). ssrn cu
  • "Ostrom's Law: Property Rights in the Commons," 5 International Journal of the Commons 9 (2011). ssrn cu www
  • "Property and Precaution," 4 Journal of Tort Law Online (2011). ssrn cu
  • "Reassessing the State and Local Government Toolkit: Introduction," 77 University of Chicago Law Review 1 (2010) (with Julie Roin & Richard A. Epstein). cu
  • "Controlling Residential Stakes," 77 University of Chicago Law Review 143 (2010) (with Julie Roin). ssrn cu
  • "Adjusting Alienability," 122 Harvard Law Review 1403 (2009). ssrn cu
  • "Willpower and Legal Policy," 5 Annual Review of Law and Social Science 91 (2009). ssrn cu www
  • "Scaling Property with Professor Ellickson," 18 William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal 173 (2009). cu www
  • "Odds and Ends: An Epstein-Inspired Look at Luck," 44 Tulsa Law Review 779 (2009). ssrn cu
  • "Homeownership 2.0," 102 Northwestern University Law Review 1047 (2008). ssrn cu
  • "Order with Outlaws?," 156 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 269 (2007). cu www
  • "Property and Half-Torts," 116 Yale Law Journal 1400 (2007). ssrn cu
  • "Properties of Concentration," 73 University of Chicago Law Review 1227 (2006). ssrn cu
  • "Efficient Trespass: The Case for 'Bad Faith' Adverse Possession," 100 Northwestern University Law Review 1037 (2006). ssrn cu
  • "Revealing Options," 118 Harvard Law Review 1399 (2005). ssrn cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Robin Paul Malloy, Law in a Market Context: An Introduction to Market Concepts in Legal Reasoning (2004))," 55 Journal of Legal Education 295 (2005). cu
  • "Taxation over Time," 59 Tax Law Review 1 (2005) (with Kirk J. Stark). ssrn cu
  • "Common Interest Tragedies," 98 Northwestern University Law Review 907 (2004). ssrn cu
  • "Relative Burdens: Family Ties and the Safety Net," 45 William and Mary Law Review 1453 (2004). ssrn cu
  • "Contracting Communities," 2004 University of Illinois Law Review 829 (2004). ssrn cu
  • "Taking Eminent Domain Apart," 2004 Michigan State Law Review 957 (2004). ssrn cu
  • "Fear and Greed in Tax Policy: A Qualitative Research Agenda," 13 Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 75 (2003) (with Christopher C. Fennell). ssrn cu
  • "Death, Taxes, and Cognition," 81 North Carolina Law Review 567 (2003). ssrn cu
  • "Homes Rule (reviewing William A. Fischel, The Homevoter Hypothesis: How Home Values Influence Local Government Taxation, School Finance, and Land-Use Policies (2001))," 112 Yale Law Journal 617 (2002). cu www
  • "Beyond Exit and Voice: User Participation in the Production of Local Public Goods," 80 Texas Law Review 1 (2001). ssrn cu
  • "Hard Bargains and Real Steals: Land Use Exactions Revisited," 86 Iowa Law Review 1 (2000) (reprinted in Zoning and Planning Handbook 525, Patricia Salkin, ed., 2001, and 33 Land Use and Environment Law Review 3, 2002). ssrn cu
  • "Between Monster and Machine: Rethinking the Judicial Function," 51 South Carolina Law Review 183 (1999). ssrn cu
  • "Interdependence and Choice in Distributive Justice: The Welfare Conundrum," 1994 Wisconsin Law Review 235 (1994). cu

Book Sections

  • "Owning Bad: Leverage and Spite in Property Law," in Civil Wrongs and Justice in Private Law, Paul Miller & John Oberdiek eds. (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). ssrn
  • "Introduction," in Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy, Lee Anne Fennell & Benjamin J. Keys eds. (Cambridge University Press, 2017) (with Benjamin J. Keys). cu www
  • "Introduction," in Fairness in Law and Economics, Lee Anne Fennell & Richard H. McAdams eds. (Edward Elgar, 2013) (with Richard H. McAdams). ssrn cu
  • "Possession Puzzles," in Powell on Real Property, Michael Allan Wolf ed. (LexisNexis, 2010) (The Third in the Wolf Family Lecture Series on the American Law of Real Property). ssrn cu
  • "Commons, Anticommons, Semicommons," in Research Handbook on the Economics of Property Law, Kenneth M. Ayotte & Henry E. Smith eds. (Edward Elgar, 2009). ssrn cu
  • "'Political Structure and Exclusionary Zoning: Are Small Suburbs the Big Problem?' (Commentary on William A. Fischel)," in Fiscal Decentralization and Land Policies, Yu-Hung Hong & Gregory K. Ingram eds. (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2008). cu
  • "Hyperopia in Public Finance," in Behavioral Public Finance: Toward a New Agenda, Edward J. McCaffery & Joel Slemrod eds. (Russell Sage, 2006). cu
  • "Exclusion's Attraction: Land Use Controls in Tieboutian Perspective," in The Tiebout Model at Fifty: Essays in Public Economics in Honor of Wallace Oates, William A. Fischel ed. (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2006). cu www
  • "Unpacking the Gift: Illiquid Goods and Empathetic Dialogue," in The Question of the Gift: Essays Across Disciplines, Mark Osteen ed. (Routledge, 2002). cu

Working Papers

  • "Inverted Theories," University of Chicago Public Law & Legal Theory Paper Series, No. 648 (2017) (with Richard H. McAdams). ssrn cu
  • "Slices and Lumps," John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics Working Paper, No. 395 (2008) (2008 Coase Lecture). cu www

Other Publications

  • "Property, Fast and Loose," JOTWELL, October 10, 2018. www
  • "Questioning the Queue," JOTWELL, October 17, 2017. www
  • "A Tale of Two Cities," Balkinization, November 17, 2016. www
  • "Do Something! Sins of Omission in Property Law (reviewing Christopher Serkin, Passive Takings: The State’s Affirmative Duty to Protect Property, 113 MICH. L. REV. 345 (2014); Nadav Shoked, The Duty to Maintain, 64 DUKE L.J. 437 (2014))," JOTWELL, June 20, 2016.
  • Legal Discontinuities, Tel Aviv University, December 2019
  • Law, Accounting, & Business Workshop, UC Berkeley School of Law, October 2019
  • Property Works in Progress, Northeastern University School of Law, September 2019
  • Coase-Sandor Summer Institute in Law and Economics, University of Chicago Law School, Property and Markets (short course), July 2019
  • University of Chicago Emeritus Luncheon, June 2019
  • American Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, May 2019
  • Boston College Law School, Faculty Workshop, March 2019
  • University of Michigan Law School, Law and Economics Workshop, December 2018
  • Symposium on Radical Markets, University of Chicago Law School, November 2018
  • Wayne State University Law School, Gershenson Faculty Workshop, November 2018
  • Wythe Lecture, William & Mary Law School, October 2018
  • American University Washington College of Law, Faculty Speaker Series, October 2018
  • Civil Wrongs and Justice in Private Law, Rutgers Law School, Camden, October 2018
  • Tax Policy Colloquium, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, September 2018
  • American Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, May 2018
  • University of Chicago Law Review Symposium on Personalized Law, April 2018
  • Universidad de Chile, V Civil Law Student Congress, March 2018
  • University of Virginia School of Law, Faculty Workshop, October 2017
  • American Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, May 2017
  • Association for Law, Property, & Society, 8th Annual Meeting, May 2017
  • University of Arizona Law Faculty Workshop, April 2017
  • Seminar in Private Law, Yale Law School, March 2017
  • Texas A&M School of Law, Law and Social Science Seminar, February 2017
  • Texas A&M School of Law, Real Property Roundtable (keynote) February 2017
  • ASSA 2017 Annual Meeting, International Network for Economic Method, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Economics and Land Value, January 2017
  • Law and Economics Workshop, University of Texas School of Law, November 2016
  • Law, Economics, and Politics Colloquium, Duke Law School, November 2016
  • Warren F. Schwartz Memorial Law and Economics Conference (discussant), Georgetown University Law Center, November 2016
  • Hohfeld Centennial Workshop (discussant), Yale Law School, October 2016
  • Property Works in Progress Conference, Boston University Law School, September 2016
  • Midwest Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, September 2016
  • Faculty Colloquium, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, September 2016
  • American Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, May 2016
  • Comparative Land Use Law Conference (panelist), Yale Law School, April 2016
  • Harper Lecture, Santiago, Chile, March 2016
  • Universidad Torcuato Di Tella Law School, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2016
  • Columbia Law School, Tax Policy Colloquium, November 2015
  • The Core of Property Workshop, Königswinter, Germany, October 2015
  • UC Davis School of Law, Faculty Workshop, September 2015
  • University of Iowa College of Law, Faculty Workshop, September 2015
  • University of Idaho School of Law, Faculty Workshop, August 2015
  • Coase-Sandor Summer Institute in Law and Economics, University of Chicago Law School, Housing, Land Use & the Economics of Property Rights (short course), July 2015
  • Celebrating Jerry Frug’s Work on Cities, Harvard Law School, June 2015
  • American Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, May 2015
  • Tulane Property Roundtable, Tulane University Law School, March 2015
  • University of San Diego School of Law, Faculty Workshop, January 2015
  • Conference on Spontaneous Order and Emergence of New Systems of Property, NYU School of Law, November 2014
  • William & Mary School of Law, Faculty Workshop, October 2014
  • Colorado Law School, Faculty Colloquium, September 2014
  • Coase-Sandor Summer Institute in Law and Economics, University of Chicago Law School, Law and Property Markets (short course), July 2014
  • Law and Economics Mini-Symposium on Coase and Property Rights (sponsored by Notre Dame School of Law), May 2014 (keynote)
  • American Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, May 2014
  • Norman Williams Lecture in Land Use Planning and the Law, Vermont Law School, April 2014
  • The Global Commons, Brigham Young University Law Review Symposium, January 2014
  • Faculty Workshop, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, November 2013
  • Faculty Workshop, University of Virginia School of Law, November 2013
  • Faculty Workshop, Chicago-Kent College of Law, November 2013
  • Working Conference on Homeownership and Housing Policy (panelist), Notre Dame Law School, October 2013
  • Faculty Workshop, Tulane Law School, September 2013
  • Faculty Workshop, Florida State University College of Law, September 2013
  • The Institutions of Property Rights Workshop, Free University of Bozen, September 2013
  • University of Chicago Law Review Symposium, Conference on Revelation Mechanisms and the Law, May 31-June 1 2013 (co-presenting with Yun-chien Chang)
  • Property Theory Workshop, NYU School of Law, May 2013
  • American Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, May 2013
  • Faculty Colloquium, University of Texas School of Law, March 2013
  • Reed College, Lecture on Commons, Anticommons, Semicommons, February 2013
  • 7th International Planning, Law, and Property Rights Conference, Portland State University, February 2013 (keynote)
  • Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya (condensed course), December 2012
  • Northwestern University School of Law, Law and Economics Workshop, October 2012
  • 9th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference (panelist), William & Mary School of Law, October 2012
  • Stellenbosch University Faculty of Law (seminars), August 2012
  • 4th Conference on Law and Economic Analysis, Academia Sinica, Taipei (keynote), June 2012
  • Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, Methodology Lecture, June 2012
  • National Taiwan University College of Law, Lecture on Commons, Anticommons, Semicommons, June 2012
  • Fordham Law School, Property Works in Progress Conference, June 2012
  • American Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, May 2012
  • Syracuse University College of Law, Faculty Colloquium, March 2012
  • Notre Dame Law School, Faculty Colloquium, March 2012
  • Brooklyn Law School, Trager Symposium, Post Zoning: Alternative Forms of Public Land Use Controls, February 2012
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Property Theory Symposium, November 2011
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Faculty Colloquium, October 2011
  • University of Michigan Law School, Law and Economics Workshop, October 2011
  • 8th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference (jointly sponsored by Tsinghua University School of Law, William & Mary Law School, and the College of William & Mary) (panelist), Beijing, October 2011
  • Fundação Getulio Vargas, School of Law, Rio de Janeiro, September 2011
  • Cornell Law School, Faculty Workshop, September 2011
  • Emory University School of Law, Faculty Colloquium, September 2011
  • Conference on Property Rights and China’s Development and Transformation (jointly sponsored by The University of Chicago, Renmin University of China, and Hong Kong University), Beijing, June 2011
  • American Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, May 2011
  • Paduano Symposium in Business Ethics, Stern School of Business, NYU, March 2011
  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Law and Economics Workshop, March 2011
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School Tax Policy Seminar, March 2011
  • UCLA School of Law, Faculty Workshop, March 2011
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Faculty Workshop, March 2011
  • Wildfire: Law, Economics, and Policy Symposium (discussant), University of Arizona, November 2010
  • University of Southern California, Property, Tort, and Private Law Theory, October 2010
  • Stanford Law School, Law and Economics Seminar, October 2010
  • Harvard Law School, Law and Economics Workshop, October 2010
  • Loyola Chicago Law School, Speaker Series, October 2010
  • Florida State University College of Law, Speaker Series, September 2010
  • University of Colorado School of Law, Roundtable on Tax and Distributive Justice, July 2010
  • AALS Workshop on Property, Panel on Property in Dangerous Packages: Subprime and Skin in the Game, June 2010
  • The Law and Economics of Race (commentator), University of Chicago Law School, May 2010
  • University of Illinois College of Law, Law and Economics Workshop, April 2010
  • Wolf Family Lecture on the American Law of Real Property, University of Florida Levin College of Law, March 2010
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Faculty Workshop, March 2010
  • Tel Aviv University, Law and Economics Workshop, December 2009
  • Gifford/Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher Lecture in Real Property, University of Hawai'i School of Law, November 2009
  • Columbia Law School, Law and Economics Workshop, October 2009
  • Silicon Flatirons Workshop on New Institutional Economics (NIE) for Law Professors (discussant), University of Colorado, June 2009
  • American Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, May 2009
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Faculty Workshop, April 2009
  • Legal Scholarship Symposium Honoring Richard Epstein, University of Tulsa College of Law, March 2009
  • Temple University School of Law, Faculty Workshop, March 2009
  • Northwestern University School of Law, Searle Law and Economics Colloquium, March 2009
  • Indiana University, Political Theory Workshop, March 2009
  • University of Southern California, Law, Economics, and Organization Workshop, February 2009
  • Columbia Law School, Tax Policy Colloquium, December 2008
  • 5th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference (panelist), William & Mary School of Law, October 2008
  • Midwest Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, October 2008
  • Kansas University School of Law, Faculty Workshop, September 2008
  • University of Iowa School of Law, Faculty Workshop, September 2008
  • University of Colorado School of Law, Property Works in Progress Conference, June 2008
  • Law and Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, May 2008
  • American Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, May 2008
  • Contested Commodities: Reframing the Debate on Financial Incentives in the Supply of Genetic Materials (commentator), University of Chicago Law School, April 2008
  • University of Chicago Law School, Coase Lecture, February 2008
  • Association of American Law Schools, Annual Meeting, Property Junior Scholars Panel (commentator), January 2008
  • Midwest Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, October 2007
  • Queen's University Faculty of Law, Lecture, September 2007
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute of Government and Public Affairs Public Policy Research Seminar, September 2007
  • American Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, Panel on Cities and Homeowners' Associations (commentator), August 2007
  • University of Chicago Law School, Works in Progress Workshop, July 2007
  • Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Conference on Land Policies and Fiscal Decentralization (commentator), Cambridge, MA, June 2007
  • Notre Dame Law School, Faculty Colloquium, April 2007
  • University of Michigan School of Law, Legal Theory Workshop, March 2007
  • George Washington School of Law, Law and Economics Workshop, February 2007
  • University of Southern California, Law, Economics, and Organization Workshop, November 2006
  • University of Virginia School of Law, Faculty Workshop, November 2006
  • Midwest Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, October 2006
  • University of Texas, Center for Law, Business & Economics Workshop, October 2006
  • University of Alabama School of Law, Faculty Colloquium, September 2006
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Environmental and Land Use Workshop, September 2006
  • American Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, May 2006
  • Northwestern University School of Law, Tax Policy Colloquium, April 2006
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Legal Theory Workshop, April 2006
  • University of Chicago Law School, Law and Economics Workshop, February 2006
  • University of Minnesota School of Law, Faculty Workshop, February 2006
  • NYU School of Law, Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance, February 2006
  • NYU School of Law, Faculty Workshop, February 2006
  • University of Indiana School of Law – Bloomington, Faculty Workshop, February 2006
  • Yale Law School, Faculty Workshop, November 2005
  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, 2005 Fall Conference, Washington, D.C., November 2005
  • Harvard Law School, Faculty Workshop, September 2005
  • Conference Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Charles Tiebout’s “A Pure Theory of Local Expenditures,” Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Rockefeller Center for Social Sciences at Dartmouth College, June 2005
  • Northwestern University School of Law, Faculty Workshop, April 2005
  • St. Louis University Law School, Faculty Workshop, April 2005
  • Critical Tax Theory Conference, Seattle University School of Law, April 2005
  • UCLA Law School, Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance, February 2005
  • Ohio State University College of Law, Faculty Workshop, February 2005
  • Local Government Law Symposium, University of Virginia School of Law, January 2005
  • Association of American Law Schools, Annual Meeting, “Hot Topic” Panel on Public Use, January 2005
  • Symposium on County of Wayne v. Hathcock, Michigan State University College of Law, November 2004
  • Real Options and the Law, John M. Olin Conference, University of Virginia School of Law, October 2004
  • Midwest Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, October 2004
  • University of Illinois Faculty Retreat, May 2004
  • American Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, May 2004
  • Behavioral Public Finance Conference, University of Michigan Business School, April 2004
  • Tulane University Law School, Environmental Law Conference, April 2004
  • Columbia University School of Law, Law and Economics Workshop, March 2004
  • NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, February 2004
  • AALS Panel on State and Local Government Law, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, January 2004
  • Midwest Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, October 2003
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Faculty Colloquium, October 2003
  • American Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, September 2003
  • Canadian Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, September 2003
  • International Association for the Study of Common Property, Regional Meeting, August 2003
  • International Society of Family Law: North American Regional Conference, University of Oregon School of Law, June 2003
  • Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, Stanford Law School, June 2003
  • May Meeting of New Law Faculty, Georgetown University Law Center, May 2003
  • University of North Carolina Law School, Law Review Lecture, February 2003
  • Behavioral Public Finance Conference, University of Southern California Law School, February 2003 (discussant)
  • University of Texas School of Law, Faculty Colloquium, December 2002
  • Empirical Tax Workshop, Washington University School of Law, November 2002
  • Midwest Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, October 2002
  • American Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, May 2002
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Law and Economics Workshop, April 2002
  • University of Toronto, Law and Economics Workshop, March 2002
  • Midwest Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, October 2001
  • American Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, May 2001
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Law and Economics Workshop, January 2001

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • SSRN Legal Scholarship Network, State and Local Government eJournal, Advisory Board
  • American Law and Economics Association: Board of Directors, 2012-15; Area Organizer, 2005, 2009, 2017; Program Committee, 2018
  • Section on State and Local Government Law, Association of American Law Schools, Section Chair & Annual Meeting Panel Organizer, 2009; Executive Committee, 2004-09

Events

  • Co-organizer, Warren F. Schwartz Memorial Law and Economics Conference, November 2016 (with Steven C. Salop, Joshua C. Teitelbaum, and Abraham L. Wickelgren)
  • Co-organizer, Kreisman Initiative Conference, Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy, June 2016 (with Benjamin J. Keys)
  • Co-organizer, University of Chicago Law Review Symposium Conference: Reassessing the State and Local Government Toolkit (June 2009) (with Julie Roin and Richard Epstein)
  • Co-organizer, Illinois Program in Law and Economics: The Future of the Commons and the Anticommons (June 2006) (with Thomas S. Ulen)
  • Co-organizer, University of Illinois College of Law Faculty Retreat (2005) (with Charles Tabb)

Editorial Work

  • Referee, Journal of Legal Studies; Journal of Legal Analysis; Land Use and Environment Law Review 
  • Referee, Cambridge University Press; Michigan University Press; Princeton University Press; Yale University Press