Erica Landsberg

Adjunct Faculty

Erica Landsberg is an honors graduate of Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School. She served on the University of Chicago Law Review, interned at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and worked in the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, where she tried an employment discrimination case before the Illinois Human Rights Department. After law school, she served as law clerk for the Hon. Paul E. Plunkett in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and worked as an associate in commercial litigation and corporate reorganization at Sidley and Austin in Chicago. She then became Assistant General Counsel for the University of Chicago. More recently, she served as a Special Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago, handling appeals in over 50 cases. Landsberg began teaching at the University of Kansas School of Law in 2002 with a small section of torts and has been teaching antitrust law at KU for nine years.

Courses Taught:
  • Higher Education and the Law Seminar


Representative Publications
Comment, "Policing Attorneys: The Exclusion of Unethically Obtained Evidence," 53 University of Chicago Law Review 1399 (1986).

J.D. University of Chicago, 1987, Order of the Coif, Law Review, Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics, Mandel Legal Aid Clinic; Yale University, 1984, Magna Cum Laude, with Distinction in Economics.


LAW 922 Higher Education and the Law Seminar
The seminar focuses on legal issues facing colleges, universities, and graduate schools. It explores issues distinguishing institutions of higher education from other corporate entities, including academic freedom, tenure, and student rights. Students are asked to integrate a variety of areas of statutory, regulatory, constitutional, and common law, including employment, antitrust, First and Fourteenth Amendment, contract, and tort jurisprudence. Topics covered will include distinctions between private and public institutions, freedom of speech and assembly, Due Process, discrimination, affirmative action, collective bargaining, and freedom of religion, among others.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2014 semester.

Why KU
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  • 70 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
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