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Professor of law Thomas
S. Ulen recognized with Swanlund Chair
Reutter, Business & Law Editor
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. —
Thomas S. Ulen, professor of law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was named a Swanlund
Chair at an investiture ceremony today.
Swanlund Chairs are the highest endowed titles at the university, created
to recognize faculty members for outstanding contributions in their
Ulen joins 14 other scholars who have been appointed to the endowed
chairs made possible by a gift from alumna Maybelle Leland Swanlund.
Ulen, who joined the law faculty in 1983, is the director of the Program
in Law and Economics, a research affiliate of the Environmental
Council, and holds positions on the Campus
Honors faculty, economics department and Institute of Government
and Public Affairs.
He has written five books and hundreds of articles, book chapters and
book reviews. He teaches courses on the economic analysis of law, quantitative
methods of legal decision-making and an undergraduate introductory course
Ulen received a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, a master’s
from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, and a doctorate in economics
from Stanford University.
“He is a tremendous educator and legal scholar; a prolific writer
and researcher,” said Heidi M. Hurd, the dean of the College of
Law. “His scholarship draws students and other scholars to the
University of Illinois, and we are very pleased to see him recognized
in this way.”