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Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Frank H. Easterbrook is a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and a Senior Lecturer at the Law School of the University of Chicago. He was Chief Judge from 2006–2013. Before joining the court in 1985, he was the Lee andBrena Freeman Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, where he taught and wrote in antitrust, securities, corporate law, jurisprudence, and criminal procedure. He has published The Economic Structure of Corporate Law (with Daniel R. Fischel) and about 100 scholarly articles. He served as Co-Editor of the Journal of Law and Economics from 1982 to 1991 and as a member of the Judicial Conference’s Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure from 1991 to 1997. Before joining the faculty of the Law School in 1979, Judge Easterbrook was Deputy Solicitor General of the United States. He holds degrees from Swarthmore College (B.A. with high honors, 1970) and the University of Chicago (J.D. cum laude, 1973), and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Law Institute, the Mont Pelerin Society, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Order of the Coif.


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Publications and Multimedia
Do the EPA’s CO2 Rules Go Too Far? - Event Video
2014 National Lawyers Convention
November 17, 2014
Showcase Panel IV: Textualism and Statutory Interpretation - Event Audio/Video
2013 National Lawyers Convention
November 25, 2013
Judge Robert H. Bork: His Life and Legacy - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group and Litigation Practice Group Podcast
June 03, 2013
Deregulating the Markets: The JOBS Act - Event Audio/Video
2012 National Lawyers Convention
November 19, 2012
Federalism and Federal Power - Event Audio/Video
2012 National Lawyers Convention
November 19, 2012
A Federal Sunset Law - Event Audio/Video
2011 National Lawyers Convention
November 12, 2011
Confronting Terror: 9/11 and the Future of American National Security - Event Audio/Video
The Chicago Lawyers Chapter's 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Program
September 15, 2011
Equality, Liberty, and Risk - Event Audio/Video
2010 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2010
Second Annual Rosenkranz Debate: Statutory Interpretation - Event Audio/Video
2009 National Lawyers Convention - "The Federal Government's Economic Role in our Constitutional System"
November 14, 2009
Second Look Doctrines - Event Audio/Video
2008 National Lawyers Convention - "The People and the Judiciary"
November 22, 2008
The War on Terrorism and Specialized Courts - Event Audio/Video
Chicago Lawyers Chapter and International & National Security Law Practice Group
May 12, 2008
Competition Law and the Free Market- The Antitrust Paradox: A Policy at War with Itself - Event Video
A Conference Discussing the Contributions of Judge Robert H. Bork
June 26, 2007
Are Constitutional Changes Necessary to Limit Government? - Event Audio
2006 National Lawyers Convention - "Limited Government"
November 18, 2006
Is There Any Room Left for Federalism in Financial Services? - Transcript
2003 National Lawyers Convention - "International Law and American Sovereignty"
November 14, 2003
Customary International Law: The Next Font of Judicial Activism? - Transcript
2003 National Lawyers Convention - "International Law and American Sovereignty"
November 13, 2003
Judicial Decisionmaking: The Case of Life, Liberty & Property in the Modern Technological Age - Transcript
2001 National Lawyers Convention - "Judicial Decisionmaking"
November 15, 2001
Property Rights in the 21st Century
Intellectual Property Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 1999
July 01, 1999