Prof. Robert M. Lawless

Professor of Law

Current Position

University of Illinois College of Law
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820

Tel: 217-244-6714

Class: XXII (2011)Circuit: Seventh


University of Illinois, B.S. (1986), J.D. (1989)

Professional Career

Professor, University of Illinois College of Law (2006-)
Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law (2002-06)
Professor, University of Missouri School of Law (1993-02)
Associate, Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger (1990-92)
Law Clerk, Hon. Harlington Wood, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1989-90)


American Law Institute
Society for Empirical Legal Studies
Illinois Program on Law, Behavior & Social Science at the University of Illinois College of Law, Co-director (2009-)


Empirical Methods in Law Aspen 2010 Co-author
Credit Slips blog ( 2006- Co-author
"Did Bankruptcy Reform Fail? An Empirical Study of Consumer Debtors," American Bankruptcy Law Journal 2008 Co-author
"Race, Attorney Influence, and Bankruptcy Chapter Choice," Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 2012 Co-author
Numerous other articles and book chapters in American Bankruptcy Law Journal, California Law Review, The Encyclopedia of Supreme Court History, Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, Nevada Law Journal, and elsewhere.