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, and law-and-economics.

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). He also taught at Tel-Aviv University (1995-1998).

Ben-Shahar's ongoing work with Carl Schneider on "The Failure of Mandated Disclosure" will be published in a forthcoming book titled "More Than You Wanted To Know: the Failure of Mandated Disclosure" (Princeton Press 2013). An early version of this study is published by the University of Pennsylvania law review.

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

Ben-Shahar is married to Sarah Clarke and is the father of three (Ziv "Cat", Maya, and Tom). He is an aspiring cook and a coffee roaster. He lives in Hyde Park, Chicago.

Featured Work

More Than You Wanted To Know
More Than You Wanted To Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

 

Recent Publications

The Futility of Cost Benefit Analysis in Financial Disclosure Regulation
The Futility of Cost Benefit Analysis in Financial Disclosure Regulation
Regulation Through Boilerplate: An Apologia
Regulation Through Boilerplate: An Apologia
No Contract
No Contract?
The Uneasy Case for Equal Access Law
The Uneasy Case for Equal Access Law
Regulatory Techniques in Consumer Protection
Regulatory Techniques in Consumer Protection
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Omri Ben-Shahar
Leo and Eileen Herzel Professor of Law

Kearny Director, Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Editor, Journal of Legal Studies

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