Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.

Michael Schill

President
University of Oregon
Former Dean, University of Chicago Law School

Michael Schill is a national expert on real estate and housing policy, deregulation, finance, and discrimination. He has written or edited three books and over 40 articles on various aspects of housing, real estate and property law. He is an active member of a variety of public advisory councils, editorial boards and community organizations. He served as dean of the University of Chicago for five years before he was named president of the University of Oregon in 2015. Before joining the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School, Schill was dean and professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law; the Wilf Family Professor in Property Law at the New York University School of Law; and professor of urban planning at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. From 1994 to 2004, Dean Schill served as the director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. Prior to that, Schill was a tenured professor of law and real estate at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School.