Professor Eglit’s scholarly interests are in the areas of law and aging, employment
discrimination, constitutional law, and remedies. He has authored numerous journal
articles and several books, including a three-volume treatise entitled Age Discrimination
and a sociological/anthropological examination of age and law issues, entitled Elders on
Trial: Age and Ageism in the American Legal System (Florida University Press 2004). He
also serves as an arbitrator and has been admitted to a number of arbitration panels.
Professor Eglit holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law
degree from the University of Chicago, where he served on the Law Review and was elected
to the Order of the Coif. Prior to joining the Chicago-Kent faculty, Professor Eglit
served in several capacities, including counsel to the United States House of
Representatives Judiciary Committee and legal director of the Illinois Division of the
American Civil Liberties Union.
Professor Eglit has served on numerous boards, including the Illinois chapter, National
Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Illinois Division, American Civil Liberties
Union. He also served as vice-president of Terra Nova Films and chaired the Highland Park
Historic Preservation Commission. He is a member of the advisory committee for the
Buehler Center on Aging, McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University. Professor Eglit
has also been active in university governance, including serving as chair of the
University Faculty Council in 2001-02 and 2002-03.
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