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About Robert C Illig

Rob Illig is a tenured professor and Dean's Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the University of Oregon School of Law. Before joining the UO faculty, he practiced for seven years in New York and London. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.
Professor Illig specializes in corporate, securities, and contract law, with a special emphasis on the governance of pooled investment funds. He is the author of numerous journal articles dealing with corporate governance and legal pedagogy. Currently, he is working on a book that questions the limits of private law to explain and influence economic behavior.
While in practice, Professor Illig handled a wide range of negotiated transactions in the US and overseas, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and private equity transactions.
Professor Illig earned his JD from Vanderbilt University, which he attended tuition-free as a John W. Wade Scholar. He graduated Order of the Coif in 1996 after having served as Senior Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. In 1991, he earned his BA from Williams College, magna cum laude.
In 2010, Professor Illig was elected by the graduating class to serve as their commencement Marshal.


Present Associate Professor and Dean's Distinguished Faculty Fellow, University of Oregon



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University of Oregon School of Law
William W. Knight Law Center
1515 Agate Street
Eugene, Oregon 97403

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Banking and Finance (4)

Securities Law (3)

Corporate Governance (5)

Close Corporations (1)

Institutional Investors (3)

Business Law Pedagogy (2)

Environmental Corporate Governance (2)

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