Richard J. Hoskins

Senior Lecturer


Richard Hoskins combines a successful career as a trial lawyer in sophisticated civil and criminal matters with more than 20 years of teaching at Northwestern Prtizker Law, as well as four years at the University of Virginia Law School. He is a senior partner, former chair of the Intellectual Property Group, and former member of the Executive Committee  at Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago. A graduate of Northwestern Law, he began his career as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, then served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, before returning to Chicago. The distinctive focus of his teaching is the interaction between the practice of law in the courtroom and the analysis of law in the classroom. Mr. Hoskins is the recipient of the Robert Childres Award for Teaching Excellence, the award for Outstanding First-Year Course Professor, and the Dean's Teaching Award.

Areas of Expertise

  • Antitrust Law
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Economic Regulation of Business
  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law and History

Selected Publications

  • Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures and Competitor Collaborations: A Primer for the Corporate Lawyer, 10 University of Miami Business Law Review 119-144 (2002).

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  • BA, University of Kansas
  • JD, Northwestern University
  • PhD, University of Chicago

Prior Appointments

  • Senior Lecturer, 1999-present, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, 1992-1998, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, 1980-1983, University of Virginia Law School

Recent Consulting Activities

  • Special Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP

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