Emerson H. Tiller

Tiller, Emerson H.

J. Landis Martin Professor of Law & Business
Affiliated Faculty, Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship

Phone: (312) 503-4772
E-mail: tiller@law.northwestern.edu

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Emerson H. Tiller joined the Northwestern faculty in 2003 as a Professor of Law with a courtesy appointment at the Kellogg School of Management as Professor of Business Law. Prior to joining the Northwestern faculty, Professor Tiller was a professor at the University of Texas, Graduate School of Business, where he also directed of the Center for Business, Technology and Law. His research has primarily focused on empirical and theoretical analyses of political forces in regulatory and judicial decision-making.

Professor Tiller has also examined the legal and strategic management of intellectual property. He has published numerous papers in law and economic journals as well as law reviews, and has won research grants and fellowships for his work (including awards from the National Academies of Science, the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics, and the Bradley Foundation).

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Areas of Expertise

  • Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Administrative Law
  • Law, Economics and Social Science
  • Positive Political Theory

Selected Publications

  • Citation to Legislative History: Empirical Evidence on Positive Political and Contextual Theories of Judicial Decision Making in 38 journal of legal studies 419-443 (2009) (with Michael Abramow).
  • Congressional Control of the Courts: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Expansion of the Federal Judiciary in 39 journal of law & economics 435-462 (1996).
  • Judicial Partisanship and Obedience to Legal Doctrine: Whistleblowing on the Federal Courts of Appeal in 107 yale law journal 2155-2176 (1998).
  • Legal Doctrine and Political Control in 23 journal of law, economics, & organization 326-345 (2007) (with Tonja Jacobi).
  • Reviewing the Sentencing Guidelines: Judicial Politics, Empirical Evidence, and Reform in 75 university of chicago law review 715-760 (2008) (with Max M. Schanzenbach ).
  • The Business Method Patent Myth in 18 berkeley technology law journal 987-1084 (2003) (with J. Allison).
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Education

  • BA, Indiana University
  • JD, Indiana University
  • PhD in Business, University of California, Berkeley

Prior Appointments

  • Senior Associate Dean of Academic Initiatives, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Associate Dean of Academic Initiatives, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Director of Online Distance Education, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Director of the Accelerated LLM Program, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Professor of Business, Technology and Law, University of Texas, School of Business
  • Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
  • John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, Yale Law School
  • Fellow, Center in Law, Economics & Organization, USC Law School