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University of Illinois law professor to receive honorary doctorate

Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
217-333-0568; jdennis@illinois.edu

Released 9/18/2007

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois law professor Thomas G. Ulen will receive an honorary doctoral degree Oct. 5 from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, honoring his longtime work in law and economics.

Ulen is the director of the U. of I. College of Law’s program on law and economics and is a co-author of one of the leading textbooks on the subject. He also is an author and lecturer on topics ranging from cartels and competition to tort liability and environmental policy.

He holds a Swanlund Chair, one of the highest endowed titles on the Urbana campus, and recently served as a visiting professor at the University of Bielefeld in Germany and as the foreign chair in international and comparative law at the University of Ghent in Belgium.

Ulen served on the founding board of directors of the American Law and Economics Association. He also is a member of the Campus Honors faculty and a research affiliate of the Environmental Council.