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  • Law clerk to the Honorable Stephen F. Williams, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Yale University, B.A., M.A., summa cum laude
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Eric A. Posner

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Eric Posner is a renowned legal scholar whose research interests include financial regulation, international law, and constitutional law. He is the Kirkland and Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School and the Arthur and Esther Kane Research Chair. Mr. Posner is a prolific writer and has authored several books including: Radical Markets (Princeton, 2018) (with Glen Weyl), Last Resort: The Financial Crisis and the Future of Bailouts (University of Chicago Press, 2018); The Twilight of International Human Rights (Oxford, 2014); Economic Foundations of International Trade 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).  In addition, Mr. Posner is fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Law Institute.

Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Mr. Posner taught at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and prior to that worked as Attorney Adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice.  Mr. Posner served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Stephen F. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.