Associate Professor of Law
Zev J. Eigen joined the Northwestern faculty in 2009 and is an Associate Professor of Law. He holds a courtesy appointment at the Kellogg School of Management as an Associate Professor of Management & Strategy. He is also a Research Fellow with the Center for Labor and Employment Law at New York University School of Law. Professor Eigen received his JD from Cornell Law School in 1999, and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009. His research interests include contracts, labor and employment law, and negotiations and dispute resolution.
Areas of Expertise
- Labor Law
- Economic Sociology
- Law and Society
- Employment Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Do Lawyers Really Believe Their Own Hype and Should They? A Natural Experiment in 41 journal of legal studies 239-267 (2012) (with Yair Listokin).
- Empirical Studies of Contract in 8 annual review of law & social science _ (2012).
- When and Why Individuals Obey Contracts: Experimental Evidence of Consent, Compliance, Promise, and Performance in 41 journal of legal studies 67-93 (2012).
- A Moral Contractual Approach to Labor Law Reform: A Template for Using Ethical Principles to Regulate Behavior Where Law Failed to Do So Effectively.
- BS with honors, Cornell University
- JD, Cornell University Law School
- PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Assistant Professor of Law, 2009-2012, Northwestern University School of Law
- Teaching Fellow (with Prof. Lawrence Susskind), 2007, Harvard Law School
- Senior Labor Relations Counsel, 2003-2005, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation