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Eric Posner

Eric Andrew Posner (/ˈpoʊznər/; born December 5, 1965)[1] is an American law

Eric Posner
professor at the University of Chicago Law School. He is a professor of international
law, contract law, and bankruptcy, among other areas. As of 2014, he was the 4th
most-cited legal scholar in the United States.[2] He is the son of retired Seventh
Circuit Judge Richard Posner.

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Books Born December 5, 1965
Residence Chicago, Illinois,
Newspaper columns
United States
Nationality United States
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Alma mater Yale University
Harvard Law School
Known for The Limits of
Education International Law
(2005, ISBN 0-19-
Posner attended Yale University (B.A., M.A. in philosophy, summa cum laude) and 516839-9; with Jack
received his law degree from Harvard Law School (J.D., magna cum laude) in 1991. Goldsmith).
He clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the D.C. Circuit.[3]
Scientific career
Fields International law
Institutions University of Chicago
Posner is the Kirkland and Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the Law School
University of Chicago Law School, where he joined the faculty in 1998.[4] From
1998 to 2011, he was an editor of The Journal of Legal Studies.[5] He is the author or co-author of many books and articles, on
subjects including international law,[6] cost-benefit analysis,[7] and constitutional law.[8]

He has taught courses in international law, foreign relations law, contracts, and game theory and the law.[9] His current research
focuses on international law, foreign relations law, and international tribunals.

In 2005, he posted about thetrial of the deposed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein

In June 2013, Posner and Jameel Jaffer, fellow at the Open Society Foundations, participated in The New York Times's Room for
Debate series.[11] Posner responded to concerns about expandedNational Security Agency(NSA) programs that vacuum information
about the private lives of American citizens. Those who oppose the surveillance claim that the collection and storing of unlimited
metadata is a highly invasive form of surveillance of citizens' communications. Posner claimed that Americans obtain the services
they want by disclosing private information to strangers such as "the market services of doctors, insurance companies, Internet
service providers, employers, therapists and the rest, or the nonmarket services of the government like welfare and security." Posner
in 2013 argued that since 2001 there had not been a single instance of "war-on-terror-related surveillance in which the government
get a political opponent, dissenter or critic".[11]
used information obtained for security purposes to tar

In 2015, Posner co-founded the book review The New Rambler.[12] In 2018, Eric Posner co-wrote an article advocating a system of
market-oriented, privately-sponsored work visas as a supplement to U.S. immigration policy

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Law and Social Norms(Harvard University Press, 2000).ISBN 0-674-00814-6
The Limits of International Law(Oxford University Press, 2005) (withJack Goldsmith). ISBN 0-19-516839-9
Terror in the Balance: Security, Liberty, and the Courts (Oxford University Press, 2007) (withAdrian Vermeule).
ISBN 0-19-531025-X
Perils of Global Legalism(University of Chicago Press, 2009)ISBN 0-226-67574-2
Law and Happiness (University of Chicago Press, 2010)ISBN 0-226-67600-5
Climate Change Justice(Princeton University Press, 2010) (with David W eisbach) ISBN 0-691-13775-7
The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic(Oxford University Press 2011)ISBN 0-19-976533-2,
Contract Law and Theory(Aspen 2011) ISBN 1-4548-1071-8
Economic Foundations of International Law(Harvard 2013) (with Alan Sykes)ISBN 0674066995
The Twilight of Human Rights Law(Oxford University Press 2014)ISBN 978-0199313440
Radical Markets (Princeton University Press[1] 2018) ISBN 9780691177502

"Understanding the Resemblance Between Modern and rTaditional Customary International Law", 40Va. J. Int’l Law
639 (2000; with Jack L. Goldsmith)
"Moral and Legal Rhetoric in International Relations: A Rational Choice Perspective", 31 J. Legal Stud. S115 (2002;
with Jack Goldsmith)
"Do States Have a Moral Obligation to Comply with International Law?", 55 Stan. L. Rev. 1901 (2003)
"A Theory of the Laws of War", 70 U. Chi. L. Rev. 297 (2003)
"Transnational Legal Process and the Supreme Court’s 2003–2004 Term: Some Skeptical Observations", 12Tulsa
Journal of Comparative and International Law23 (2004)
"Judicial Independence in International Tribunals", 93 Calif. L. Rev. 1 (2005; with John Yoo)
"Optimal War and Jus ad Bellum", 93Georgetown L.J. 993 (2005) (with Alan Sykes)
"Terrorism and the Laws of War", 5 Chi. J. Int’l L. 423 (2005)
"International Law and the Disaggregated State", 32Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 797 (2005)
"International Law and the Rise of China", 7Chi. J. Int’l L. 1 (2006; with John Yoo)
"International Law: A Welfarist Approach", 73 U. Chi. L. Rev. 487 (2006)
"An Economic Analysis of State and Individual Responsibility Under International Law", Amer. L. & Econ. Rev.
(forthcoming; with Alan Sykes)
"Deference to the Executive in the United States after September 11: Congress, the Courts, and the fice Of of Legal
Counsel," 35 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 213 (2012).
"Is the International Court of Justice Biased?," J. Legal Stud. (forthcoming) (with Miguel de Figueiredo).

Newspaper columns
"Judges v. Trump: Be Careful What You Wish For," The New York Times, February 15, 2017
"A Threat That Belongs Behind Bars," The New York Times, June 25, 2006
"Apply the Golden Rule to al Qaeda?",The Wall Street Journal, July 15, 2006, p. A9
"Bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme—the Internet’s favorite currency will collapse", Slate Magazine, April 11, 2013
He has a wife and two children. He is son of theUnited States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuitjudge Richard Posner.

1. date & year of birth, full name according to LCNAFCIP data
2. "New Document" (
Retrieved June 3, 2015.
3. "Eric Posner: Education and Experience"( .law.uchicago.ed
u/node/652/cv). University of Chicago Law School. Archived fromthe original (
2/cv) on March 14, 2015. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
4. "Eric Posner Faculty Profile at University of Chicago"( University of
Chicago. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
5. "Tribute to Eric Posner". The Journal of Legal Studies. JSTOR 10.1086/660267 (
6. Goldsmith, Jack L.; Posner, Eric A. "The Limits of International Law"(
mits-of-international-law-9780195314175?cc=us&lang=en&) . Oxford University Press (2006). Retrieved March 13,
7. Adler, Matthew D.; Posner, Eric D. "Cost-Benefit Analysis: Legal, Economic, and Philosophical Perspectives"
(http://p University of Chicago Press (2001). Retrieved March 13, 2015.
8. Posner, Eric. "The Constitutional Authority for Executive Orders on Immigration Is Clear"
r-executive-orders-on-immigration-is-clear). New York Times. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
9. "The Perils of Global Legalism"( Retrieved
June 4, 2010.
10. "The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog: Saddam's rial"
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ms_trial/index.html). November 30, 2005. Retrieved June 4, 2010.
11. Eric Posner; Jameel Jaffer (June 9, 2013). "Secrecy and Freedom"(
ebates-secrecy-and-freedom-nytimes). The New York Times. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
12. Kerr, Orin (March 3, 2015)."The New Rambler" (
03/03/the-new-rambler/). Washington Post. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
13. "Sponsor An Immigrant Yourself" (
216968). POLITICO Magazine. Retrieved 2018-02-21.

External links
EricPosner, official website

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Eric Posner publications indexed byGoogle Scholar
University of Chicago Law School biography
Posner participates in a panel,The Middle East: Crisis and Conflictat the Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Appearances on C-SPAN
Eric Posner on IMDb
Works by or about Eric Posnerin libraries (WorldCat catalog)
Video (and audio) of debates and discussions involving Eric Posneron

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