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Thomas E. Kauper
Law School

Professor Kauper has twice served in ranking positions with the United States Department of Justice, first as deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel and then as assistant attorney general in charge of the Antitrust Division, the chief enforcement officer in that field. In these positions, he worked on matters ranging from executive power and treaty obligations to the application of American antitrust laws to international transactions and conduct abroad. He also served for 14 years as a member of the American Bar Association Council of the Antitrust Section and for one year served as vice-chairman of the Section.

Most recently, Kauper spent the winter 2002 semester as the John M. Olin Visiting Professor of Business, Economics, and Law at Harvard Law School. Professor Kauper has written in the fields of property and antitrust, and is co-author of Property: An Introduction to the Concept and the Institution. He earned both his A.B. and J.D. degrees at the University of Michigan.

Following a clerkship with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, he practiced law in Chicago and began his academic career at the Law School in 1964.