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 "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 Marrota-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 a coffee roaster. He lives in Hyde Park, Chicago.