Michael H. Schill

Northwestern University
Legal scholar; Educator; Academic administrator
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Michael H. Schill became the president of Northwestern’s in 2022. He also serves as a professor in the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

He previously spent seven years as president of the University of Oregon (UO), where he raised the university’s profile in teaching, research, innovation, student access and diversity. Schill’s prior leadership roles including serving as dean and professor at the law schools of the University of Chicago and UCLA, and also held tenured faculty positions at New York University and the University of Pennsylvania. 

Schill’s legal expertise is in property, real estate and housing law and policy. He is the author or co-author of three books – including the casebook Property – and more than 40 scholarly articles. His work includes studies of the determinants of value in condominium and cooperative housing, the impacts of housing programs on property values, the enforcement of Fair Housing laws, mortgage securitization and the effects of housing market regulation.

He has served on several nonprofit boards and civic bodies, including Argonne National Laboratory, ITHAKA, the Chicago Innovation Exchange, and the Housing Preservation Compact of Chicago.

Before beginning his career as a professor, Schill served as law clerk to the Honorable Marvin Katz of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and was a real estate attorney at the New York City law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson. Schill has an AB in Public Policy from Princeton University and a JD from the Yale Law School.

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