College of Law

Professor Eric Chaffee Named American Bar Foundation Fellow

Feb. 2, 2021

Eric ChaffeeEric Chaffee, Distinguished University Professor at The University of Toledo College of Law, was recently elected a fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). Membership is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.

The ABF Fellows is a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Members are nominated by their peers and selected by the ABF Board. Fellows hail from nearly 40 countries and hold a wide variety of influential roles.

Professor Chaffee teaches courses relating to business law, contract law, tax law, and trusts & estates. A prolific writer, his scholarship focuses on business and tax law with an emphasis on securities regulation, cyberlaw, compliance, and business ethics. He is co-author of both the leading treatise on securities regulation in cyberspace and textbook on international securities regulation. In December 2020, he was elected as a new member of The American Law Institute.

"I am excited to become a part of the American Bar Foundation," said Chaffee. "It's commitment to research and access to justice are outstanding. I'm honored to join the ranks of its members."

With this latest honor, Chaffee joins a group of notable ABF Fellows, including Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor.

Last Updated: 1/15/21