ALI Council
Elected Member

Professor Eric A. Posner

Chicago, IL
University of Chicago Law School
Yale University
Harvard Law School

Eric Posner is Kirkland and Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Arthur and Esther Kane Research Chair at the University of Chicago Law School. His current research interests are international law and constitutional law.

His books include The Twilight of International Human Rights (Oxford, forthcoming 2014); Economic Foundations of International Law (with Alan Sykes) (Harvard, 2013); Contract Law and Theory (Aspen, 2011); The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic (with Adrian Vermeule) (Oxford, 2011); Climate Change Justice (with David Weisbach) (Princeton, 2010); The Perils of Global Legalism (Chicago, 2009); Terror in the Balance: Security, Liberty and the Courts (with Adrian Vermeule) (Oxford, 2007); New Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis (with Matthew Adler) (Harvard, 2006); The Limits of International Law (with Jack Goldsmith) (Oxford, 2005); Law and Social Norms (Harvard, 2000); Chicago Lectures in Law and Economics (editor) (Foundation, 2000); Cost-Benefit Analysis: Legal, Economic, and Philosophical Perspectives (editor, with Matthew Adler) (University of Chicago, 2001).

Professor Posner writes a column for Slate on legal issues. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He served as an Adviser on the ALI 's Restatement Third, Restitution and Unjust Enrichment project.

EDUCATION: Yale University, B.A.; Yale University, M.A.; Harvard Law School, J.D. 

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Areas of Expertise
Contracts Law
International Law
Administrative Law