Fred Schauer is David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia. He is also Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment, Emeritus, at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where he taught from 1990 to 2008, served as Academic Dean and Acting Dean, and taught courses on evidence and freedom of speech at the Harvard Law School. Previously he was Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, and has been Visiting Professor of Law at the Columbia Law School, Fischel-Neil Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, Morton Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Humanities at Dartmouth College, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto, and Distinguished Visitor at New York University. In 2007-2008 he was the Eastman Professor at Oxford University and a Fellow of Balliol College.

Professor Schauer is currently working on a book entitled "The Force of Law".