Elected Member

Professor Emily Kadens

Chicago, IL
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
University of Chicago, BA
Princeton University, PhD
University of Chicago Law School, JD

Emily Kadens has been a professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law since 2013.  Prior to coming to Northwestern, she taught at the University of Texas at Austin, where she was the Baker and Botts Professor in Law.  Kadens specializes in pre-modern European legal history. Her current research focuses on the history of commercial fraud in 16th- and 17th-century England. She has won awards for herr research on the history of judicial education and bankruptcy fraud in the 18th century, and she has held a Kluge fellowship at the Library of Congress and the Richard & Diane Cummins Legal History Research Grant at George Washington University Law School.  She teaches contracts, advanced contracts, and English and European legal history. Before to beginning her teaching career, Kadens clerked for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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Areas of Expertise
Contracts Law
Legal History