Emerson Tiller

J. Landis Martin Professor of Law and Business;
Professor of Management & Strategy

School of Law; Kellogg School of Management (courtesy)

Northwestern University

357 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611

(312) 503-4772


Website: Northwestern faculty profile

Issues: Patents and Intellectual Property

About Emerson Tiller

Emerson Tiller was named the J. Landis Martin Professor of Law and Business at Northwestern University in 2009. He joined the Northwestern faculty in 2003 as a Professor of Law with a courtesy appointment at the Kellogg School of Management as Professor of Business Law. 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, where he also directed of the Center for Business, Technology and Law. 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.

Professor 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. Professor 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.

B.A., Indiana University
J.D., Indiana University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkely (Business)