Thom Lambert

Wall Chair in Corporate Law and Governance and Professor of Law

BA summa cum laude, Wheaton College, '93
JD cum laude, University of Chicago, '98

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Thomas A. Lambert is the Wall Chair in Corporate Law and Governance and Professor of Law.

Prof. Lambert’s scholarship focuses on antitrust, corporate and regulatory matters. He is the author of How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017) and co-author of Antitrust Law: Interpretation and Implementation (5th ed., Foundation Press, 2013).  He has also authored or co-authored numerous book chapters and more than 20 journal articles in such publications as the Antitrust Bulletin, the Boston College Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the Texas Law Review and the Yale Journal on Regulation. He blogs regularly at Truth on the Market, a site focused on academic commentary on antitrust, business and economic legal issues.

In 2017, Professor Lambert received the University of Missouri’s Kemper Faculty Fellowship (awarded annually to five professors throughout the university for exemplary teaching).  He has also received the law school’s Blackwell Sanders Award for Teaching Excellence and the university-wide Gold Chalk Award for excellence in graduate teaching.  He is a three-time winner of the University of Missouri Law School’s Shook Hardy & Bacon Excellence in Research Award, which is awarded annually for most outstanding faculty scholarship.

Before entering academia, Professor Lambert practiced law in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin and was a John M. Olin Fellow at Northwestern University School of Law and the Center for the Study of American Business (now the Murray Weidenbaum Center) at Washington University. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Latest News

Kansas City Star Publishes Prof. Lambert’s Op-ed on Tesla

Prestigious American Law Institute Elects Prof. Lambert as Member

Prof. Lambert Discusses Robert Bork’s Antitrust Scholarship with Judge Ginsburg

Antitrust Fundamentals: Prof. Lambert Presents to Antitrust Section of ABA

“The Time Bomb in Obamacare?” Prof. Lambert’s Article Cited by The Washington Post

Most Recent Publications

Recognizing the Limits of Antitrust: The Roberts Court Versus the Enforcement Agencies, JOURNAL OF COMPETITION LAW AND ECONOMICS

Appropriate Liability Rules for Tying and Bundled Discounting, 72 OHIO STATE LAW JOURNAL 909 (2011)

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