Leonard Gross was a member of the School of Law Faculty at Southern Illinois University from 1983 to 2010, first as an Assistant Professor and later as an Associate Professor before becoming a Professor of Law in 1993. Before coming to SIU, Professor Gross clerked for Judge Frederick L. Brown of the Massachusetts Appeals Court from 1976 to1977, and practiced corporate litigation with the New York City law firm of Shearman and Sterling from 1977 to 1983.
Professor Gross received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1973, where he majored in history. He received his J.D., Magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 1976.
Professor Gross is the author or co-author of the following books: Remedies: Damages, Equity and Restitution(LexisNexis, 3d. ed., 2002); Organizing Corporate and Other Business Enterprises (LexisNexis 2000) (with M. Lee and D. Meyers); Supreme Court Appointments: Judge Bork and the Politicization of Senate Confirmations (SIU Press 1998) (with N. Vieira); and Agency and Partnership (Emanuel Publishing Corp. 1998). He is also the author of numerous articles in legal publications.
At SIU, Professor Gross taught the following courses: Legal Profession, Remedies, Agency and Partnership, Corporations, Federal Income Taxation, Interviewing and Counseling, Legal Writing and Evidence. Professor Gross also taught as a visiting professor at Washington University School of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law, St. Louis University School of Law, and the University of San Diego School of Law.
Professor Gross has served as a Reporter for the Illinois Judicial Conference; he has been a member of the Carbondale Elementary School board; and he has been chairman of the Southern Illinois Chapter of the ACLU. He also was president of the Jewish Federation of Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri, and Western Kentucky. He also has consulted and testified as an expert witness on cases involving legal ethics and legal malpractice.