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Tiller Named the J. Landis Martin Professor of Law and Business

Emerson Tiller is one of the leaders of the positive political theory approach to law and legal institutions.

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March 26, 2009 | by Pat Vaughan Tremmel
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Emerson Tiller, professor of law at Northwestern University, has been named the J. Landis Martin Professor of Law and Business.

Tiller is one of the leaders, if not the leader, of the positive political theory approach to law and legal institutions. His research has primarily focused on empirical and theoretical analyses of political forces in regulatory and judicial decision-making. In addition, he has examined the legal and strategic management of intellectual property.

He has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed law and economics journals as well as law reviews. Recently, three publications appeared in the two top peer-reviewed journals in his field: Journal of Legal Studies and Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.

Tiller has won research grants and fellowships for his work, including awards from the National Academics of Science, the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics, the Searle Foundation and the Bradley Foundation. He is a member of the American Law and Economics Association, the American Political Science Association and the Academy of Management.

Prior to joining the Northwestern faculty in 2003, Tiller served on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He also held visiting and fellowship positions at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the University of California, Berkley, Haas School of Business, and the Yale Law School.