Eric Posner

Eric Posner

Scholar Title:

Kirkland and Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law

Department: School of Law

Colleges / Universities: University of Chicago


1111 E. 60th St., Room 420
Chicago, IL 60637

Phone Number: (773) 702-0425


Blog: Eric Posner's website

Eric Posner is Kirkland and Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago. His books include Law and Social Norms (Harvard 2000); Chicago Lectures in Law and Economics (Foundation 2000, editor); Cost-Benefit Analysis: Legal, Economic, and Philosophical Perspectives (University of Chicago 2001, editor, with Matthew Adler); The Limits of International Law (Oxford 2005, with Jack Goldsmith); New Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis (Harvard forthcoming 2006, with Matthew Adler); and Terror in the Balance: Security, Liberty, and the Courts (Oxford 2007, with Adrian Vermeule).

He is also an editor of the Journal of Legal Studies. He has published articles on bankruptcy law, contract law, international law, cost-benefit analysis, constitutional law, and administrative law, and has taught courses on international law, foreign relations law, contracts, employment law, bankruptcy law, secured transactions, and game theory and the law.

His current research focuses on international law, immigration law, and foreign relations law. He is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.


J.D. Harvard Law School, 1991

M.A. Philosophy, Yale University, 1988

B.A. Yale University, 1988