Omri Ben-Shahar is the Leo & Eileen Herzel Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, and the Kearny Director of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics.

Ben-Shahar writes and teaches in the areas of contract law, consumer law, insurance law, trademark law, food law, and law-and-economics. He also writes a regular column for Forbes.

Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Ben-Shahar was the Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Michigan (1998-2008), and an assistant professor of economics and law at Tel-Aviv University (1995-1998).

Ben-Shahar is the co-author of "Personalized Law: Different Rules for Different People" (with Ariel Porat, Oxford University Press, 2021), and "More Than You Wanted To Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure" (with Carl Schneider, Princeton Press 2014).

Ben-Shahar is currently serving as a Reporter for the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law, Consumer Contracts (with Oren Bar-Gill and Florencia Marotta-Wurgler).

Ben-Shahar is married to Sarah Clarke and is the father of four (Ziv, Maya, Tom, and Talia). He is an aspiring cook and baker. He lives in Hyde Park, Chicago.

Featured Work

More Than You Wanted To Know
Personalized Law: Different Rules for Different People (2021)
More Than You Wanted To Know
More Than You Wanted To Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure (2014)

 

Recent Publications

The Futility of Cost Benefit Analysis in Financial Disclosure Regulation
Manipulation By Mislaid Priorities

(Working Paper 2021)
Regulation Through Boilerplate: An Apologia
Data Pollution (Journal of Legal Analysis 2019)
No Contract
The Restoration Remedy in Private Law (Columbia Law Review 2019)
The Uneasy Case for Equal Access Law
The Paradox of Access Justice, And Its Application to Mandatory Arbitration (U. Chi. L. Rev. 2016)

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Omri Ben-Shahar
Leo and Eileen Herzel Professor of Law

Kearny Director, Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

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