June 15, 2008
Frank Easterbrook graduated from the Law School in 1973. He was an editor of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. Before coming to Chicago, he attended Swarthmore College, from which he received a degree in 1970 with high honors. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Judge Easterbrook was a law clerk to Levin H. Campbell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He then joined the solicitor general's office, where he served first as assistant to the solicitor general and later as deputy solicitor general of the United States. He returned to the Law School in 1979. Before becoming a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 1985, Judge Easterbrook was Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law
Judge Easterbrook is interested in antitrust law, criminal law and procedure, and other subjects involving implicit or explicit markets. He was a member of the S.E.C.'s Advisory Committee on Tender Offers in 1983 and was elected to the American Law Institute in the same year and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992. Between 1982 and 1991 he was an editor of the Journal of Law and Economics. He has written (with Daniel R. Fischel) The Economic Structure of Corporate Law (1991) and has published numerous articles, several of them scholarly. [Mark Godsey]
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