Omri Ben-Shahar is the Leo and Eileen Herzel Professor of Law, and Kearney Director and founder of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Chicago Law School. He is the Co-Reporter of The American Law Institute’s Restatement Third of Consumer Contracts. Before coming to Chicago, he was the Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Michigan. Prior to that, he taught at Tel-Aviv University, was a member of Israel's Antitrust Court and clerked at the Supreme Court of Israel.
He teaches contracts, sales, insurance Law, consumer law, e-commerce, food and drug law, law and economics, and game theory and the law. He writes in the fields of contract law and consumer protection. He is the co-author of More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure (Princeton 2014). Omri is the Kearney Director of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics, and the Editor of the Journal of Legal Studies. Omri earned his Ph.D. in Economics and S.J.D. from Harvard in 1995 and his B.A. and LL.B. from the Hebrew University in 1990.