Eric Posner specializes in contract law, bankruptcy, commercial law, social norms, international law, cost/benefit analysis, immigration law, foreign relations law and international arbitration. Prior to joining the faculty, he served as an attorney advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, and was a member of the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Law School from 1993 to 1998. He is currently the editor of the Journal of Legal Studies.
His books include The Limits of International Law (Oxford 2005) (with Jack Goldsmith); New Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis (Harvard f2006) (with Matthew Adler); and Terror in the Balance: Security, Liberty, and the Courts (Oxford 2007) (with Adrian Vermeule).
He is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.