Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Elizabeth R. Schiltz graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received her J.D. from Columbia Law School. Schiltz was in private practice for nine years, focusing on banking regulation, general corporate law and international law before joining the faculty of Notre Dame Law School in 1996, and then the faculty of the University of St. Thomas Aquinas Law School, in 2000. She teaches classes in contracts, commercial law, and banking regulation. Her research interests include the relationship of federal and state law in regulating consumer credit, disability and consumer law theory, and feminist legal theory. She was a founding member and serves on the Executive Committee of the Conference of Catholic Legal Thought.