Eric Chaffee is a professor at The University of Toledo College of Law. He teaches courses relating to business law, contract law, tax law, and trusts & estates. He has won a variety of awards for his teaching.
Professor Chaffee is actively involved in various legal academic professional organizations. He has served as chair of the Section on Securities Regulation of the American Association of Law Schools and chair of the Section on Scholarship of that institution as well. He is also a co-founder of the National Business Law Scholars Conference (the leading business law academic conference in the United States), and he currently sits on the executive committee of that organization.
Professor Chaffee was appointed to the rank of a Distinguished University Professor effective July 1, 2020. A Distinguished University Professor is the highest permanent honor The University of Toledo can bestow on a faculty member. Those named Distinguished University Professor by The University of Toledo Board of Trustees have earned national or international recognition and distinction for their educational, artistic or scholarly contributions that have been transformative in their field.
Before entering the legal academy, Professor Chaffee was an attorney with Jones Day, where he handled civil and criminal matters for numerous Fortune 500 companies. As a law student, he also spent time working at Legal Aid in both Philadelphia and Ohio. Throughout his career, Professor Chaffee has worked with tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, including serving on several boards and advising various institutions on legal issues.