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Gregory H. Shill studies firms, cities, and transportation through the lens of corporate law, securities regulation, and economic geography. His scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in leading journals, including the Harvard Law Review Forum, N.Y.U. Law Review, and UCLA Law Review, and his commentary has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Atlantic, NPR, NBC, Planet Money, and other news media.
Professor Shill received a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He then clerked for Judge Jennifer W. Elrod of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Prior to entering academia, he was a litigator at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York and London and practiced corporate law at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.A. from the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Professor Shill joined the University of Iowa College of Law faculty in 2017 from a fellowship at Harvard Law School in the Program on Corporate Governance. In addition to his core law school appointment, he has courtesy appointments in the Department of Economics at the UI Tippie College of Business and the UI Driving Safety Research Institute. Together with Jeff Lin, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, he co-hosts the scholarship podcast Densely Speaking: Conversations About Cities, Economics & Law.
In spring 2022, Professor Shill was a Visiting Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. In summer 2020, he founded Yada Yada Law School, “a fake law school where real law professors teach classes about nothing, for charity.” (The effort raised $15,000 for legal services.) A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, he is grateful that the Hawkeyes and Wolverines play in separate divisions of the Big Ten. He may be reached at email@example.com.
Teaching & Research:
Selected Published and Accepted Works (more available on SSRN)
- First Principles in Transportation Law and Policy (book chapter in A Research Agenda for Land Use and Planning Law (John Infranca & Sarah Schindler eds., forthcoming 2023)) (with Jonathan Levine)
- Regulating the Pedestrian Safety Crisis, 97 N.Y.U. Law Review Online 194 (2022)
- The Geography of Human Capital Management, 77 Business Lawyer 679 (2022)
- Diversity, ESG, and Latent Board Power, 46 Delaware Journal of Corporate Law 255 (2022) (with Matthew Strand)
- The Puzzle and Persistence of Biglaw Clustering, 23 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 191 (2022) (peer reviewed)
- Rewriting Our Nation’s Deadly Traffic Manual, 135 Harvard Law Review Forum 1 (2021) (with Sara Bronin)
- The Future of Law and Transportation, 106 Iowa Law Review 2107 (2021)
- Congressional Securities Trading, 96 Indiana Law Journal 313 (2020) (HLS corporate governance blog post)
- The Independent Board as Shield, 77 Washington & Lee Law Review 1811 (2020)
- Should Law Subsidize Driving?, 95 N.Y.U. Law Review 498 (2020) (Jotwell review)
- The Golden Leash and the Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty, 54 UCLA Law Review 1246 (2017) (HLS corporate governance blog post)
Shorter Writing on Transportation
- Transportation Safety in a Second-Best Environment, University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies Future of Mobility Series, January 24, 2023
- How Vehicular Intimidation Became the Norm, The Atlantic, November 3, 2020
- Americans Shouldn’t Have to Drive, But the Law Insists on It, The Atlantic, July 9, 2019
- Unsafe Streets’ New Liability, 2 Vision Zero Cities: International Journal of Traffic Safety Innovation 37 (2017)
Filed Public Comments
- Public Comment on Request for Comments on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program; Docket ID: NHTSA-2021-0002-0482, filed May 25, 2022
- Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways; Revision Docket ID: FHWA-2020-0001 Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 2125-AF85, filed May 14, 2021 (with Sara Bronin)