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Robert C. Ellickson

Walter E. Meyer Professor of Property and Urban Law (on leave, spring 2015)
Robert C. Ellickson has been Walter E. Meyer Professor of Property and Urban Law at Yale Law School since 1988. He formerly was a member of the law faculties at USC and Stanford. His major research interests are property, land use, housing, local government, urban history, and social norms. Professor Ellickson’s books include Order Without Law: How Neighbors Settle Disputes (awarded the Order of the Coif Triennial Book Award), The Household: Informal Order Around the Hearth, Land Use Controls (with Vicki Been, Roderick M. Hills, Jr. and Christopher Serkin), and Perspectives on Property Law (with Carol M. Rose and Henry E. Smith). He has also published numerous articles in legal and public policy journals. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2001, was President of the American Law and Economics Association.

LL.B., Yale, 1966
A.B., Oberlin, 1963

Courses Taught
Land Use
Local Government
Urban Legal History