About Greg Shill


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Gregory H. Shill is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law and an Affiliated Faculty Member at the National Advanced Driving Simulator at the University of Iowa College of Engineering. He is interested in firms, cities, and transportation, and he writes in the fields of corporate law, securities regulation, and law and economic geography/urban economics. His articles have been published or are forthcoming in the N.Y.U. Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Washington & Lee Law Review, and other journals. In 2020, Professor Shill published three law review articles, launched a podcast on law and urban economics (Densely Speaking: Conversations About Cities, Economics & Law), founded and ran a Seinfeld-themed parody law school for charity (Yada Yada Law School), and hosted the first-ever academic conference on law and transportation, the Iowa Law Review Symposium on the Future of Law and Transportation.

Professor Shill holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Columbia University. After law school, he clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and practiced as an appellate litigator (at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher) and corporate lawyer (at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft) in New York and London. He joined the Iowa faculty in 2017 following fellowships at Harvard Law School in the Program on Corporate Governance and N.Y.U. Law School. Prior to law school, he worked as a congressional staffer and received an M.A. in Judaic studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Professor Shill serves on a state automated vehicle advisory committee and a nonprofit board of trustees. He is also a member of the Road to Zero Coalition, a joint project of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Safety Council to eliminate traffic deaths. He speaks regularly in policy forums and his commentary has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Atlantic, NBC, CNBC, Bloomberg CityLab, and other news media. 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 gregory-shill@uiowa.edu.


Business Associations; Contracts; Corporate Governance & Control; Transportation Law & Policy


Recent and Forthcoming Scholarship & WIPs (more available on SSRN)

Corporate Governance in Spatial Equilibrium (in progress)
Corporate Pluralism and Latent Board Power (with Matthew Strand) (in progress)
The Future of Law and Transportation, 106 Iowa Law Review __ (forthcoming 2021)
The Puzzle and Persistence of Biglaw Clustering, 23 Theoretical Inquiries in Law __ (under review 2022)
Congressional Securities Trading, 96 Indiana Law Journal 313 (2020) (post on the Harvard corporate governance blog)
The Independent Board as Shield, 77 Wash. & Lee Law Review 1811 (2020)
Should Law Subsidize Driving?, 95 N.Y.U. Law Review 498 (2020) (selected for Stanford-Northwestern-Penn Law & STEM)

Shorter Writing on Transportation

The ‘Trump Train’ Drivers Had Reason to Expect Impunity, The Atlantic, November 3, 2020
Fostering Micromobility: Changing A System That Compels Americans To Drive, CoMotion News: Mobility Perspectives, April 22, 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)

Grant-Supported Projects

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